Bafta 195 Piccadilly

After opening in the fall of 2021, eyrise© s350 will provide instant solar shading at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, as part of a comprehensive
refurbishment to improve facilities and double the building’s capacity, enabling BAFTA to dramatically increase its charitable program.

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is installing recently developed smart liquid crystal windows to glaze two restored Victorian rooflights on a newly constructed top floor at its Grade II listed headquarters in London.

The refurbishment will reveal the hidden rooflights, built
in 1883, for the first time since 1975 when they were
covered to create a dark space for a 227-seat cinema.

  • Product: eyrise® s350 Instant solar shading windows
  • Surface: 158m2
  • Number: 82
  • Geometry: Rectangles, triangles and irregular pentagons
  • Type: Double Glazing
  • Color: Neutral grey Mixture D
  • Framing system: Bespoke framing system
  • Other info: Roof glazing. U channels in secondary seal

Location – 195 Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom
Building Owner – British Academy of Film and Television Arts
Architect – Benedetti Architects, London
Facade contractor – IPIG Ltd.
Main contractor – Knight Harwood
Installation date – 2020

Video

Testimonials

“New technologies are helping us transform and grow the infrastructure of our headquarters which in turn will enable us to expand our important work in supporting emerging and under-represented talent. By raising the roof and re-integrating the rooflights with Eyrise’s innovative glazing, we are able to open up a bright new space and deliver a greater variety of initiatives, learning events and activities.”

Kevin Price

BAFTA’s Chief Operating Officer

“BAFTA chose us for our centrepiece idea to transform its capacity with a new top floor, created by raising and restoring the magnificent ‘lost’ Victorian rooflights to prominence,” said . We knew this required an extraordinary smart-glass solution. As our design developed, it was soon clear the only bespoke, innovative smart glass capable of elegantly resolving every technical and perceptual challenge to bring this vision to life was Eyrise.”

Renato Benedetti

Director of Benedetti Architects

Partners

About BAFTA
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is a world-leading independent arts charity (no. 216726) that brings the very best work in film, games and television to public attention and supports the growth of creative talent in the UK and internationally. Through its Awards ceremonies and year-round programme of learning events and initiatives – which includes workshops, masterclasses, scholarships, lectures and mentoring schemes in the UK, USA and Asia – BAFTA identifies and celebrates excellence, discovers, inspires and nurtures new talent, and enables learning and creative collaboration. For advice and inspiration from the best creative minds in working in film, games and television, visit www.bafta.org/guru. For more, visit www.bafta.org.
BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, owned by the Crown Estate, is a Grade II listed building that has been BAFTA’s headquarters since 1974. It was originally built in 1883 as a gallery space for the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, a medium then overlooked by the neighbouring Royal Academy of Arts.

 

About Benedetti Architects
The redevelopment work at BAFTA’s headquarters will be designed by internationally renowned Benedetti Architects, founded by Renato Benedetti in 2016 following 20 years of award-winning success as McDowell+Benedetti Architects.

Download
the Bafta 195 Piccadilly
Datasheet

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Orkla City Project

Orkla City Project

Orkla City Project Oslo, Norway. For the first time in Scandinavia, an office building inaugurated in February 2019 has been equipped with eyrise® Dynamic Liquid Crystal Windows. ORKLA City, a major project located in the Skøyen area, was designed with a focus on...

read more
NIEMEYER SPHERE LEIPZIG

NIEMEYER SPHERE LEIPZIG

NIEMEYER SPHERE LEIPZIG BEAUTY BY SIMPLICITYThis building is one of the last creations of the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer and was constructed as an add-on to the Kirow Kantine on the site of the TechneSphere Leipzig. It provides an unusual and beautiful dining...

read more
Merck R&D Center for Electronics

Merck R&D Center for Electronics

EMD Electronics R&D Center for Electronics It is an important signal for the EMD Electronics Darmstadt location: the new research center for electronics applications. This impressive building houses high-skilled research teams for innovations for the display and...

read more
MERCK CONFERENCE CENTER

MERCK CONFERENCE CENTER

MERCK CONFERENCE CENTER The EMD Electronics Conference Center in Darmstadt, Germany was fitted with liquid crystal windows for sun protection as early as 2015, long before the product was on the market. Thanks to our R&D and pilot lines, the front window façade...

read more
FC CAMPUS

FC CAMPUS

FC CAMPUS The extraordinary design combined with smart and advanced technology ensures a balance between user comfort, energy consumption and design. The FC-CAMPUS consists of two staggered building cubes, which are optimally connected in terms of transport...

read more
EYRISE HEADQUARTERS

EYRISE HEADQUARTERS

EYRISE HEADQUARTERS We walk the talkElementa Consulting revealed liquid crystal glass has a significant positive impact on the health, wellbeing and productivity of a building’s occupants. Therefore, it was included extensively at our newly transformed headquarters in...

read more