The Rocket Bar

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Looking to the entrance onto Holloway Road, photo: M. Charles
photo: M. Charles

Rocket Bar, Islington, London, 1989

Built as phase 1 of a project to convert the the Great Hall at the University of North London into a multifunctional theatre, sport, and meeting facility. The public bar faces Holloway Road creating an extension of the pavement and connecting the busy road to the theatre behind. Furniture, light fittings, stairs, metal doors and ventilation equipment were prototyped by the architects and manufactured in local workshops.

Selected Publications

International Interiors 3
A book of contemporary innovative interiors, edited and written by Lucy Bullivant, Thames and Hudson, 1991, p.88-91.
'An international tour through the cult bars of the New Art Nouveau', 7.8.90, p. 70.
'The lost Art of the Pub' by Deyan Sudjic, April 1990, No.66, pp.42-45.
The Guardian
'One for the road' by Martin Pawley, 19.2.90, p.35.