Redevelopment for the Royal Academy of Art by David Chipperfield

Royal Academy of Art

Royal Academy of Art
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The redevelopment will link Burlington House and Burlington Gardens for the first time, opening up access to the schools, and creating new public areas that will include dedicated spaces for exhibitions and displays across the site for the historic collections, contemporary art projects and new work by Royal Academicians.

Royal Academy of Art
Image © David Chipperfield

The Royal Academy will also gain a double-height lecture theatre with over 260 seats and enhanced facilities for its education programme. A contractor has been selected and the works are due to start in October 2015.

Royal Academy of Art
Image © David Chipperfield

The redevelopment will be completed in time for the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary in 2018. Source by David Chipperfield. “A series of subtle interventions” is the description of David Chipperfield for the £50m redevelopment of The Royal Academy.

Royal Academy of Art
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‘You would think it’s quite easy to connect two buildings separated by 15 meter gap,’ started the world-renowned architect, ‘but as we know, the bricks and mortar of this building are quite simple compared to the complexity of what goes on inside.’

Royal Academy of Art
Image © David Chipperfield

Location: London, UK
Architect: David Chipperfield
Year: 2018
Images: © David Chipperfield

Royal Academy of Art
Image © David Chipperfield
Royal Academy of Art
Image © David Chipperfield
Royal Academy of Art
Image © David Chipperfield
Royal Academy of Art
Image of © Rik Nys: David Chipperfield and Charles Saumarez Smith (RA Secretary and Chief Executive) with Royal Academicians looking at the proposals in the model

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