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The Lux Building

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Maccreanor Lavington
location London
function cafe, gallery, office
contributed by davidb

This project began as a shell and core development by the architects, but as the project progressed they were asked to make more contributions. The main elevation facing Hoxton Square shows seven bays, split in a 4/3 arrangement. This reflects where the core is located (centrally) within, and is reinforced by a difference in the number of storeys. The ground floor comprises of a bar, and (originally) the Lux Cinema, in the three bay unit (from where the name is derived). Unfortunately the cinema was not commercially successful and has long been closed. Above the bar, on the first floor, is a gallery space - originally intended for electronic art and new media. The remainder of the upper floors were intended as accommodation for London Electronic Arts and the London Filmmaker's Co-op - hence the cinema tie-in. At first sight the façades look like load-bearing brick, but they are in fact brick-faced precast columns and spandrel units. The majority of the structure is in-situ concrete.

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The Lux Building
Hoxton Square 2 - 4
United Kingdom
Project is public!
How to get there? The nearest tube station is Old Street (Northern Line City Branch) / Exit 3.
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Completion 1997
Floor area/size 881 m2
Cost € 995000,-
ArchitectMaccreanor Lavington
building costs consultantCyril Sweett
structural engineerGreig Ling Project
services engineerNicholas Wedgwood Engineers
contractorWilmott Dixon
Client Glasshouse Investments
Project ID 4080
Latitude/Longitude 51°31'39N 00°04'54W
Contributed by davidb
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