Royal Albert Hall, North Circle Bar
+ Royal Albert Hall, North Circle Bar. Softroom. Year 2016
Softroom Architects was approached by The Royal Albert Hall to re-design their main bar on the North Circle. Our approach was to relocate the main bar counter to the sides allowing the main view to the Albert Memorial and Kensington Gardens. Furthermore, this will help during the intervals to have a more eficient service. Dealing with an historical listed building grade A was a challenge not only on the design process but during site, with a closely relationship with the contractors and consultants.
The floor is inspired by the colours and shapes of the Albert Memorial pavement. It is made out of over 5000 laser cut vinyl flooring pieces layered on top of the listed existing floor that was ruined by the previous bar fit out. Floor that we had to restore, maintain and protect with our new floor finish.