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In pictures: Duggan Morris wins floating cinema job

Practice wins Olympic legacy competition with proposal for floating cinema with screenings, tours, talks and workshops

Duggan Morris Architects has won the contest run by the Architecture Foundation and UP Projects to design a floating cinema in east London.

Last year’s Manser Medal winner beat vPPR, New York’s OBRA and Berlin-based Nilsson Pflugfelder to win the high-profi le commission to animate waterways close to the Olympic Park.

Supported by Legacy List and Bloomberg, the competition was based on UP Project’s pilot floating cinema project last year designed by Studio Weave with filmmakers Somewhere.

Joe Morris, of Duggan Morris, said: ‘The floating cinema has the potential to be a wondrous addition to London’s network of waterways. We very much look forward to delivering this unique structure and creating a legacy for visitors to the Lea Valley.’

The competition judges were Patty Hopkins of Hopkins Architects, Legacy List’s Sarah Weir, Sarah Ichioka of the Architecture Foundation, Somewhere’s Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie and Emma Underhill from UP Projects.

Underhill praised the winning practice for its ‘exceptional’ commitment and enthusiasm. ‘I’m sure the final result will provide a really unique and special resource for the waterways,’ she said.

The studio’s proposal – named A Strange Cargo of Extra-Ordinary Objects – is planned to launch in June 2013 and will feature screenings, canal tours, talks and workshops.

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