Alexandra Palace Theatre restoration makes a feature of decades of decay - architecture and design

Alexandra Palace Theatre restoration makes a feature of decades of decay



Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has refurbished the long-abandoned east wing and theatre at Alexandra Palace in London, leaving its original surfaces visible in a state of "arrested decay".
The architecture studio has revived the Victorian theatre space, along with the east court exhibition hall and adjoining spaces, conserving them while also upgrading them to meet modern requirements.
The project has been longlisted for a 2019 Dezeen Award.

To maintain as much of the building's history as possible, damaged surfaces have been made safe and conserved, but missing pieces have not been replaced so areas of damage and decay remain.
A series of barely-visibly engineering works have replaced both the theatre's floor and its roof structure, which now provides 64 rigging points. Above the circle stalls an entirely new balcony structure has been inserted.
"Eventful history is legible on the surfaces and in the fabric of the building" said Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios.
"A short period of grandeur overlaid with decades of alteration, damage and slow decay. All of this is integral to the atmosphere, the character and the story of this space."

Alexandra Palace originally opened in 1875 and the vast entertainment venue in London ? known as the people's palace ? had numerous venue spaces.
The theatre, while initially successful, closed soon after opening. It was subsequently used as a cinema, wartime hospital and prop store, before being left abandoned and...
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