Cadogan Cafe Shortlist Images Released / by Nick Ierodiaconou

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Architecture 00 has partnered with curator Beatrice Galilee to imagine an open café with an annual programme of art commissions, events and installations.

They propose the café should play a role similar to that of Trafalgar Square’s Fourth Plinth or the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall — less a building, and more a stage, conceived very literally as an “inverted flytower” beneath the surface of the square.

Technologies developed for the stage are used to create a responsive platform. This allows for various arrangements, from a flat platform with public furniture and a café kiosk, to a sunken auditorium and sheltered underground space for performances.

See other shortlisted images here.

The models are at the Saatchi Gallery for public viewing from Monday, Nov 26 to Wednesday, Nov 28.

- DS