Folly for a Flyover by Assemble | Dezeen

Folly for a Flyover by Assemble

Non-profit organisation Assemble have constructed a temporary canal-side cinema under a London motorway flyover.

Folly for a Flyover by Assemble

Folly for a Flyover was assembled by a team of volunteers over the course of a month, using reclaimed and donated materials.

Folly for a Flyover by Assemble

It remains in place for six weeks, staging a series of movies and performances as part of the Create festival.

Folly for a Flyover by Assemble

Built from bricks of clay and wood and supported by scaffolding, the structure encloses a cafe, bar and cinema stalls.

Folly for a Flyover by Assemble

Visitors can also take trips to the nearby Olympic site aboard rowing boats and canoes that depart from a wooden jetty on the canal bank.

Folly for a Flyover by Assemble

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Folly for a Flyover by Assemble

Photography is by Assemble.

Folly for a Flyover by Assemble

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Folly for a Flyover

On 24th June, a building will appear in the gap between the east and westbound traffic of the A12.

Folly for a Flyover by Assemble

Transforming the cavernous undercroft where the motorway crosses the Lea Navigation Canal, Folly for a Flyover will host a six week programme of waterside cinema, performance and play.

Folly for a Flyover by Assemble

Hand-built with local, reclaimed and donated materials, the Folly draws influence from the surrounding red-brick buildings of Hackney Wick, posing as an imaginary piece of the area’s past, a building trapped under the motorway.

Folly for a Flyover by Assemble

By day the folly will host a café, workshops and events and boat trips exploring the surrounding waterways.

Folly for a Flyover by Assemble

At night there will be screenings ranging from animation classics to early and experimental cinema with live scores, light shows and performances.

Folly for a Flyover by Assemble

Like a giant construction-kit, the folly will be built over the period of a month by a team of volunteers.

Folly for a Flyover by Assemble

Having served one purpose it will be disassembled at the end of the summer, and the compents will find new uses across the local area.

Folly for a Flyover by Assemble

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