London architecture studio Tate Harmer is converting the 177-year-old Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Rotherhithe shaft at the entrance of London's Thames Tunnel into a cavernous concert venue via a cantilevered staircase. The tunnel has been closed to the public for 150 years, and judging by the rendering, it looks like the kind of place that shows up two thirds of the way through an episode of a procedural crime drama—"But what was she doing in an abandoned subway tunnel in the first place?" "Apparently, there's a whole group of them that party down here." "Jeez. Kids today."—which is to say, really, really cool. Plus, the acoustics in there have got to be nuts.
· Brunel's first project to become London's latest underground venue [Dezeen]
· 172-Year-Old Tunnel Project to Become London's Newest Performance Venue [Arch Daily]