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THE ELECTRIC HOTEL

Using recycled shipping containers for its structure, the Electric Hotel was a bold, innovative and sustainable performance venue and possibly Britain's first multi-storey, moving Theatre.

Constructed by Container City and Fuel, Electric Hotel was a uniquely designed, fly-by-night hotel brought to vivid life through dance and sound by the team of David Rosenberg(director and co-founder of Shunt) and Frauke Requardt (choreographer, Pictures from an Exhibition at Sadler's Wells / Young Vic) with Bakur, JÃnsson (designer, Woyzeck at Barbican, Metamorphosis at Lyric Hammersmith).

With a nod towards 1920's Bauhaus Architecture, the 2,200 sq. ft, 4 storey building was clad to resemble an ageing concrete structure with asymmetric lines, exterior hand rails and a fully glazed frontage to allow visitors complete visual access.

The Electric Hotel toured to Norwich, Bristol, London and Brighton on various dates in May, June and July 2010

Key Facts

Client: Fuel Theatre

Completion date: 2010

Uses: Touring Theatre / Performance Space

Total space created: 220 m2

Location: Various

Design / Build: Container City™ / Fuel Theatre

Engineer: Furness Engineering