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.

In conversation

Carbon Heritage

16th April 2024

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To coincide with the Flanders Architecture Institute's exhibition As Found, director Dennis Pohl will chair a panel discussion on experimental approaches to the transformation of existing buildings in Belgium and the UK. The discussion will feature Peter St John and Johan Anrys of 51N4E in conversation with exhibition co-curator Hülya Ertas. Register for tickets here

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Awards

Royal Belge wins at MIPIM

Cannes, France

14th March 2024

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Royale Belge has won plaudits at the annual MIPIM real estate fair in Cannes. The project was shortlisted in two categories at the MIPIM Awards, Best Conversion and Best Mixed-use, and triumphed in both.

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Exhibition

What if?
Unbuilt Architecture in Switzerland

SAM Basel

25th November 2023 – 7th April 2024

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Two competition-winning projects by Caruso St John feature in What if? Unbuilt Architecture in Switzerland. The exhibition at Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum Basel offers a glimpse of an alternative Switzerland with a showcase of significant unbuilt projects from across the country.

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Rhythm is a Dancer

Tate Britain
Strictly Come Dancing

23rd September 2023

Tate Britain features prominently in the BBC's trailer for the 2023 series of its Saturday night dance show, Strictly Come Dancing.

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Exhibition

The Whole City
Hamburg Competitions and Procedures 2017–2023

Hamburg, Germany

23rd June – 14th July 2023

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Several designs by Caruso St John feature in an exhibition by Hamburg's Department of Urban Development and Housing, presenting architectural competitions and procedures undertaken in the city from 2017 to 2023.

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The first volume of Caruso St John's Collected Works is published this month by Mack Books. The publication covers the first fifteen years of Adam Caruso and Peter St John's partnership, following a thematic course shaped around key phases and aspects of their thinking, and offering a detailed reflection on the practice’s activities between 1990 and 2005. Through a chorus of voices including critics, clients, and artists, it narrates Caruso St John's early emergence and development through to the international recognition which came with projects such as Nottingham Contemporary, the New Art Gallery Walsall, and the Brick House.

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Book launch, Milan

Caruso St John: Collected Works
Volume 2, 2000–2012

Spazio, Milano

7th December 2023

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Milan's Spazio gallery and bookshop hosts an event to celebrate the publication of Caruso St John's Collected Works Volume 2. Adam Caruso will discuss the themes explored by the book, notably how the practice's work has been influenced by the architecture of 20th century Chicago and Milan.

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Lecture and book launch, London

All buildings are beautiful
Collected Works Volume 2

Royal Academy, London

29th November 2023

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Adam Caruso and Peter St John mark the launch of Caruso St John: Collected Works Volume 2 with a lecture at the Royal Academy.

The partners will discuss their experience of working with existing structures, from modestly scaled early work, to substantial projects such as Tate Britain and the Newport Street Gallery in London, Veemgebouw in Eindhoven and Royale Belge in Brussels.

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Book launch, Zurich

Caruso St John: Collected Works
Volume 2, 2000–2012

Escher Wyss Platz, Zurich

19th November 2023

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The launch of Caruso St John: Collected Works Volume 2, 2000–2012 will be marked with an outdoor launch event beneath the canopy of 301 Hardstrasse. The office building, designed by Caruso St John, stands in close proximity to Escher Wyss Platz, the intended site of the Nagelhaus, the public art project by Caruso St John and Thomas Demand, whose collaboration is one of the themes explored in the book.

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