<span>Tate</span><span>Britain</span>

Tate Britain

Tate Britain Millbank

Tate Britain is one of the UK's most significant and much-loved cultural institutions. The Grade II* listed building attracts more than five million visitors a year.

In 2013 a major project to develop the south east quadrant saw eight galleries refurbished. Previously, these galleries were always electrically lit due to the stringent conservation restrictions. Max Fordham devised a solution that allows these galleries to be filled with natural light that does not adversely impact the artwork. External ventilation shades respond to changes in the external conditions via lux-level sensor-controls. The roof has a fixed shading system integrated into the glazing that allows daylight into the galleries, but not directly on the art.

Architect

Caruso St John Architects

Value

£45M

Completion

2013

Client

Tate Britain

Hélène Binet Info
Architect Caruso St John has artfully installed a new staircase into the existing building interior.
Hélène Binet Info
The refurbishment of the south-east quadrant of the Gallery included the restoration of a previous entrance and improved members' facilities.
Hélène Binet Info
Custom-designed lighting fixtures beautifully integrate with the daylight system. The daylighting system produces a crisp, spatially uniform illumination.
Hélène Binet Info
The cafe area and schools' reception has been finished with a special acoustic paint to attenuate noise.

The introduction of daylight into galleries is notoriously difficult due to stringent conservation limits.

Image: Hélène Binet

Architect

Caruso St John Architects

Value

£45M

Completion

2013

Client

Tate Britain

2014 RIBA National Award

2014 RIBA National Award

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