Yesterday the film world, benefactors and lovers of the arts gathered in their hundreds at Westminster Abbey to remember Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, who died last year aged 90.
Winner of two Oscars (in 1983 for best film and best director for the epic Ghandi, which he both produced and directed), six Baftas and four Golden Globes, Lord Attenborough was awarded the CBE in 1967, knighted in 1976, and made a life peer in 1993.
2015 also sees the opening of the long awaited Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts at the University of Sussex, named in honour of the late Lord Attenborough.
Closed in 2007, this fascinating grade II listed building was designed by Sir Basil Spence with a visionary auditorium designed by Sean Kenny. When it re-opens later this year the Attenborough Centre will bring together researchers and students from drama, music, creative writing, media, cultural studies, art history, business studies, philosophy, cognitive science, design and engineering and form a focus for both the university campus and the wider community.
In the words of the University:
“The Centre will build on the legacy associated with Lord Attenborough of liberal values, radical action, empowerment, and a passion for the humanities animated through performance, film and media.”
Sound Space Design are honoured to be acoustics consultant for this exciting and challenging project.
This impressive video flythrough was rendered by F10 Studios.
Please see our project page for further details.