Lux Building

Maccreanor Lavington, London, 1997


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Lux Building on Hoxton Square 

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  • Lux Building on Hoxton Square    
  • Reception desk which serves LEA Gallery    
  • Reception desk which serves LEA Gallery    
  • LEA Gallery with art installation by Soda    
  • LEA GAllery with exhibition by Soda    
  • Main stair designed to be transparent and take up minimum space    
  • View towards the office of the LFMC    
  • Rear elevation - the ground floor will house the Blue Note cafe    
  • Site plan    
  • Ground floor plan    
  • First floor plan    
  • Second floor plan    
  • Section    
  • Isometric    
  • Perspective     
  • Detail section through external wall    
  • Exploded isometric and key elevtion    

Cinema, gallery, café, office, classrooms, film and video production workshops and commercial space on Hoxton Square, London

This project began as a shell and core development, but as the project progressed more contributions were added. 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 the Lux Cinema in the three bay unit. Above the bar, on the first floor, is a gallery space - originally intended for electronic art and new media. The façades appear to be load-bearing brick, but they are in fact brick-faced precast columns and spandrel units. The majority of the structure is in-situ concrete.


  • Begun: Dec 1995
  • Completed: Jan 1997
  • Floor area: 2,958m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £1.8M
  • Procurement: Amended Design and Build Contract JCT 81
  • Address: 2-4 Hoxton Square, Hackney, London, N1 6NU, United Kingdom

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