Gagosian Heddon Street
London, United Kingdom 1999–2000
The Gagosian Gallery at Heddon Street was the first that Caruso St John designed when Gagosian decided to open in London in 2000. The gallery consisted of a main ground floor and a basement gallery, in a quiet side street of Edwardian brick buildings close to Cork Street.
On the ground floor, the main gallery was a tall square room with interiors that could be seen from the street through glazed doors. The finishes of the interior – a terrazzo floor, a ceiling of cement render, and a lighting track of polished stainless steel – were deliberately more sophisticated than those used in typical white gallery interiors at the time, which used an industrial aesthetic. The room appeared to have been designed for the location and for the building, rather than looking like a “found” space. In a subsequent phase of works, Caruso St John designed offices and viewing rooms on the first floor.
London, United Kingdom
Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John
Ashley Dunn, Rod Heyes, Esther Waterfield
Price & Myers