The Waterloo «STAY» TION

Best Project of Public Space by Student

About the project
The thesis explores ideas of “Time” in relationship with body and space by re-introducing cinematic spaces for silent films (German Expressionist Films) in Waterloo Station which allow people to feel the sense of “staying” rather than “waiting”. Whilst the place is designed to memorial the former Waterloo Station News Cinema that was once built in the late twentieth century.
The project commenced with noticing, recording traces left by the demolished news theatre and examining the circulation patterns that respond to train schedules of Waterloo Station. Inspired by Claude Parent’s “Oblique Function”, an investigation of rhythmic and ergonomic topographies informs the design of dynamic folding landscapes that are inhabited by screening spaces for silent films. Besides, the ideas of transparency and interference between train announcements and the cinematic experience of silent films were also considered to provide a unique cinematic experience in Waterloo Station.

London Waterloo Station, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8SW, the UK

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Extra visual materials (photos, videos etc.)
Photogrammetry Interactive Model — Remnant Art Deco Entrance Blockade: f7341f0a25e2
Photogrammetry Interactive Model — Remnant Scars of Demolished Emergency Staircase: 9285c89e4109

Applicant and author of the project
Chun Ho Cheung Horace is an Interior Architect, museum and exhibition designer.
He first studied for a diploma in exhibition design at Hong Kong Design Institute, followed by graduating with his bachelor's in museum and exhibition design at the University of Lincoln. Currently, he finished his master's in interior architecture at the University of Westminster with his thesis project investigating people's perception of time in relation to body and space.



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