Xihe Chen

My project is an immersive music venue that is hidden from public view that draws people from Camden Town along the canal to the location in abandoned vaults beneath the railway. The 'stationary winding engine vaults' have been empty for more than 150 years, after changes in railway technology that made them redundant. This venue breaks down the divisions between people and gives opportunities for young musicians to have their first exposure to live audiences. Here people can still feel the roughness of original bricks and original curved ground, giving a destabilising, exciting feel to space.

Chen Xihe

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