The Floating Church
by Denizen Works Ltd

The Floating Church by Denizen Works Ltd
The Floating Church by Denizen Works is the public vote winner in the civic and cultural interior category of Dezeen Awards 2021.

Public vote winner for civic and cultural interior of the year: Genesis is a wide-beam barge designed for the Diocese of London as a multi-use space to navigate London's canals.

The boat features an 8.5 metre long kinetic roof inspired by church organ bellows in response to the brief's call for "conspicuous presence" and the need to pass under the bridges of the Regents' Canal.

The challenge of the innovative bellows was overcome through the collaborative effort of the design team including architects, a naval architect, England's oldest sailmaker and one of the Thames' most renowned boatbuilders.

The resultant design is as functional as it is full of joy.

Designer: Denizen Works
Project: The Floating Church


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