We're in the money Tate Britain on the new £20 note

Caruso St John Architects' design for the rotunda staircase at Tate Britain is referenced in a security feature on the new JMW Turner £20 note, which entered circulation this week.

Tate Britain holds the world's largest collection of works by Turner, including the 1799 self-portrait reproduced on the back of the note.

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Tate Britain, Millbank Project has won a RIBA National Award in addition to the RIBA London Award and the RIBA English Heritage Award for Sustaining the Historic Environment.

Award

RIBA Awards

Tate Britain, Millbank Project has won a RIBA London Award as well as the RIBA English Heritage Award for Sustaining the Historic Environment.

Opening

Tate Britain, Millbank Project

London, United Kingdom

Caruso St John's project for Tate Britain opens to the public. The project includes a new spiral staircase in the rotunda, public spaces on the lower level, and new facilities for Tate members on the upper level. The first phase of the project, focusing on the restoration of galleries in the South East Quadrant, opened in May 2013.

Competition

National Gallery Sainsbury Wing

London, United Kingdom

8 April 2021

nationalgallery.org.uk

Caruso St John is among the six shortlisted teams for the National Gallery NG200 competition. The project will be part of the gallery's Bicentenary, working on its historic structure and visitor experience.

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In conversation

Valerie Verhack with Adam Caruso and Freek Persyn

Live-stream from Leuven, Belgium

8 April 2021

mleuven.be

Museum Leuven's curator Valerie Verhack in conversation with Adam Caruso and Freek Persyn of 51n4e architects, part of a series of events around the museum's retrospective of the work of Thomas Demand.

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Lecture

Bauwelt Kongress 2020

3–4 December 2020

kongress.bauwelt.de

Adam Caruso participated in the 2020 Bauwelt Kongress, with a lecture entitled 'What is it Worth?', on reading the city and speculating about what its future might hold. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Kaye Geipel and Lina Ghotmeh.

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Following a period of isolation at the start of the Lockdown, Adam Caruso met host Matthew Blunderfield online to discuss teaching at ETH Zurich, the work of Pierre Huyghe, and the series of monographs on lesser-known Modernist architects he co-edits with with his partner, Helen Thomas.

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30th anniversary event

CSTJ30: Yesterday and Today

Live-stream from London

19 November 2020

architecturefoundation.org.uk

Caruso St John Architects celebrates 30 years in practice with a new website, Instagram, and a special online event hosted by the Architecture Foundation.

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Peter St John talks galleries, ice hockey and awards with Hugh Pearman, editor of the RIBA Journal

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Adam Caruso contributes an essay to the Autumn 2020 issue of Superposition, discussing the modernities of Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer’s ADGB Trade Union School, and Jony Ive at Norman Foster's Apple Headquarters seen through the lens of Andreas Gursky.

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To celebrate its anniversary, the Heong Gallery has created a video looking back at the five years since its transformation from an Edwardian stable block into a public gallery showing modern and contemporary art.

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Writing

Domus
What is Next? What is it Worth?

Milan, Italy

October 2020

Adam Caruso contributes an article to the October Issue of Domus, outlining how on the failure of architecture to address the imbalances of contemporary life has motivated him to look again, in practice and with students at the ETH, at the ideological and programmatic promises of modernism.

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