<span>newport</span><span>street</span><span>gallery</span>

newport street gallery

Newport Street Gallery

Max Fordham worked with architects Caruso St John and Damien Hirst, one of Britain’s most famous artists, to deliver his flagship gallery in Vauxhall, London.

Consisting of both new-build and refurbished blocks, the gallery lies unassumingly across from elevated railway arches. The building includes contemporary art galleries, a viewing room, offices, workshops, a restaurant and ancillary technical areas. The site is adjacent to an extremely busy elevated railway. Therefore our acoustic design included excellent sound insulation to the main spaces, proving an important feature to the relatively isolated and quiet ambience desired for the galleries.

With sculptures as heavy as 40 tonnes installed, scale was a vital consideration in the brief. The result is a gallery that is subtle, innovative and harmonious. Max Fordham provided engineering, lighting and acoustics services, helping create the calm, quiet ambience desired for the galleries.

Winner of the RIBA Stirling Prize 2016.

Architect

Caruso St John Architects

Value

Undisclosed

Completion

2015

Client

Hirst Holdings Ltd

Prudence Cummings Info
The sawtooth roof playfully echoes the industrial heritage of the area, and is positioned to allow indirect sunlight into the galleries
Prudence Cummings Info
The gallery is nestled in a side street opposite elevated railway arches in Vauxhall, London
Prudence Cummings Info
Natural daylight falling from a rooflight above emphasises the stair’s sculptural form
Prudence Cummings Info
Both natural and artificial light allows each valuable piece to be illuminated without the harmful rays of the sun damaging the art work
Prudence Cummings Info
The interior spaces are exquisitely detailed and brightly lit to display the art from Damien Hirst's personal collection to greatest effect
Prudence Cummings Info
The exposed beams in the upper-level galleries retain the character of the building’s former life as a scenery-painting workshop for West End theatres

An exhibition of British artist John Hoyland opened the gallery

Image: Prudence Cummings

Architect

Caruso St John Architects

Value

Undisclosed

Completion

2015

Client

Hirst Holdings Ltd

2016 RIBA Stirling Prize

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