Newport Street Gallery

 

Newport Street Gallery

This Stirling Prize winning project for artist Damien Hirst came out of a close rapport between architects Caruso St John and Alan Baxter as structural engineers and conservation advisers.

Our initial involvement was to devise a conservation strategy for the buildings, unlocking them for use as a gallery. We went on to develop the structural design to support the artist’s vision for the site. Our input helped to develop the design of an exciting space for the display and creation of art. We worked hard to understand what sort of art was likely to be displayed in each area, and therefore what the structural implications would be.

Awards:

  • Stirling Prize

  • RIBA National Award

  • RIBA London Award

  • Brick Awards (Craftsmanship, Best Public Building and Supreme Award)

Client: Damien Hirst