Birkbeck Cinema at Gordon Square: built 2006-7; RIBA Award 2008
- Design team: Professor Ian Christie, Liz Drew, David Mc Ghie, Philip Cowling and Malcolm Pearson with Surface Architects
- Grant holder: Professor Laura Mulvey
About this project: Instigated by historians of film and screen media, developed with award winning Surface Architects. The Cinema is a significant part of our media provision. A unique cinematic space to foster and support research projects in screen media, this also provides an appropriately experiential environment for lectures and screenings across all programmes at Birkbeck, using 35mm film projectors as well as excellent digital facilities. The Birkbeck Cinema at 43 Gordon Square has won a Royal Institute of British Architecture Award (RIBA) in the London category – the gold standard in architectural prizes.