Floating Genesis church crowned by luminous pop-up roof

Denizen Works has built a church on a canal boat in east London, which has a pop-up roof that functions like a church organ’s bellows.

Currently moored near Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the floating chapel named Genesis is a mobile assembly space that functions as both a church and community hub.

Genesis was developed by Denizen Works with Turks Shipyard and naval architect Tony Tucker in response to a competition held by the Diocese of London to establish new congregations in the capital.

It is characterised by its expandable roof, which takes cues from church organ bellows and Volkswagen camper vans, and was designed to draw attention to the venue.

The film is directed and edited by Camilla Robinson Kerr, produced by Dapper Films.

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