The Jellyfish Theatre - London - United Kingdom
With their Jellyfish Theatre in London, Folke Köbberling and Martin Kaltwasser created a temporary building made almost entirely from recycled materials, and which complies with all local building codes, safety requirements, and fire regulations.
The theater was built in a schoolyard for Architecture Week 2010 in London.
With 120 seats, it hosted performances for nearly one-and-a-half months before being dismantled. The construction used materials found at a recycling center as well as in the immediate vicinity of the building site, such as wooden pallets, panels, and boards.
The chance discoveries directly influenced the building’s form and expression. Only the steel support structure for the recycled materials was produced “conventionally”;
a building made solely from reused materials would have violated building codes.