The Empress Ballroom Blackpool

        The Empress ballroom re-creation was a major project The commission by Tristan Sharpe of Dreamthinkspeak was to build a model of the Ballroom with the back blown out as if by a wrecking ball. As with the previous Production in Shoreditch London, a video screen would be placed here and run throughout the show. Research began with  the long journey to Blackpool from London where I would take 100s of reference photographs, sketches and measurements. I researched barrel vault ceiling systems.  There are a wide variety of techniques used here. The photos here show some of the work in progress I hope to give a more detailed account of the making of this model in the near future.

Wintergardens Empress Ballroom
The Stage
The roof
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Measurement sketch
Th Ballroom being prepared
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Crashed Rear Wall
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Ballroom Plan
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