ScanLAB projects were commissioned to scan The Young Vic for Haworth Tompkins as part of their exhibition at the Venice Biennial 2012. The animation is on show alongside several 1:1 sections of the facade and will be open in Arsenale till 25th November.
For thirty years after its construction in 1970, the Young Vic happily occupied a 'temporary' home designed by Bill Howell. It was much loved by audiences and artists, but by 2004 most of the building was at the end of its useful life, while the Young Vic's needs had expanded with its growing programme of producing, participation and research. Haworth Tompkins were commissioned to replace the building with a larger, more flexible theatre.
The aim was to make a theatre that will continue to be knocked around, painted over and generally treated with healthy disrespect by designers, directors, and actors, and to create a dramatically expanded set of theatrical possibilities without any sacrifice of the unique chemistry for which the Young Vic is famous. The Young Vic has won numerous awards and was runner-up for the 2007 Stirling Prize.