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.