Odeon Leicester Square
Having hosted over 700 film premiers since it opened in 1937, the Odeon in Leicester Square is truly an icon of British cinema. However, times change and in order to keep up with the expectations of modern film-goers, a number of changes were made to the venue. The projection and audio systems have been upgraded, more comfortable seating installed and the façade was updated with a new luxury balcony bar, enclosed in a 4.5m-tall, bespoke glass enclosure.
Thanks to our combination of minimal framework and glass structural beams, Oscar’s Bar (named after Odeon founder Oscar Deutsch) is one of the best spots in Soho to enjoy a pre-film cocktail or just take in stunning views across Leicester Square. Contrast is a powerful tool in the architect’s arsenal and the marriage of the modern glazed exterior and art deco interior elements on this project shows just how powerful a glass installation can be in making a bold architectural statement.