Living Projects was commissioned by CZWG Architects, AKT II and Southwark Council to produce a mini-documentary explaining the design concept behind Southwark Council’s new library.
The mini-doc features Piers Gough of CZWG architects, Hanif Kara of structural engineers AKT II and Southwark Council’s Head of Culture, Libraries, Learning and Leisure, Adrian Whittle. The three discuss how the library came about, why it is the shape it is, how the structure was able to realise this design and most importantly how it has been received by the local community and beyond.
This is the third commission that Living Projects has worked on with CZWG. Anna Motture, Communications Manager at CZWG, talks about the process of working with Living Projects:
‘Working with Living Projects on these mini-doc series has been an invaluable tool for the practice in discovering new ways in which to explain our buildings. Sometimes still photography is not quite enough to satisfy our curious minds. With the focus now on online publications rather than print, it has been great to embrace this shift in medium and explore the new opportunities that film brings. You can learn so much from a well produced short film, and we can use the films in flexible ways - whether for online screening, conferences or presentations.
Tim Crocker’s architectural videography combines beautifully composed architectural frames for buildings, people movement through spaces and stunning detailed shots. Richard Mullane’s direction and editing immerses the viewer into a compelling story about the impact that great design can have on places and how it can lift the spirits of communities - enabling a better experience of the living building itself. We hope you enjoy it.’
Director of photography, grade and online: Tim Crocker
Producer, director and editor: Richard Mullane
The film was sponsored by:
CZWG architects, AKT II and Southwark Council
CZWG (Architect) - czwg.com
ISG Jackson (Main Contractor) - isgplc.com
DP9 (Planning Consultants) - dp9.co.uk
AKT II (Structural Engineers) - akt-uk.com
Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers (Services Engineers) - hoarelea.com
Southwark Council - southwark.gov.uk
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