Heong Gallery, Downing College

Cambridge, United Kingdom 2013–2016

Client: Downing College Developments

This project for a new gallery at Downing College in Cambridge, is Caruso St John’s most recent project for the College. The gallery is located close to the campus entrance gates, forming part of a new court that has transformed a complex and unsatisfactory situation at the College entrance. With the reorganisation of the entrance to Parker’s House student accommodation, a previously private service yard has become a new public space, First Court, whilst a modest maintenance building has been converted into a new public art gallery, the Heong Gallery.

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Drawings

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Floor plan

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Exhibition design

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Dame Elisabeth Frink, Larger Than Life, 2017-2018

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Exhibition

Barbara Hepworth:
Divided Circle

Heong Gallery, Cambridge, United Kingdom

15 November 2019 – 2 February 2020

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Designed by Caruso St John, the Barbara Hepworth exhibition Divided Circle opens today at The Heong Gallery at Downing College, Cambridge.

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Exhibition

Dame Elisabeth Frink
Larger Than Life

Heong Gallery, Cambridge, United Kingdom

4 November 2017 - 6 February 2018

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Caruso St John have designed an exhibition of the work of Dame Elizabeth Frink for the Heong Gallery at Downing College, Cambridge. Frink's archetypal bronzes are on show alongside multiple bird figures, small figure groups, drawings and prints.

Caruso St John's projects for the Heong Gallery at Downing College, Cambridge, and the refurbishment and extension of Liverpool Philharmonic Hall have won RIBA Awards.

Opening

The Heong Gallery

The Heong Gallery, Downing College, Cambridge

6 February 2016

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The new art gallery designed by Caruso St John for Downing College opens to the public on 6th February 2016. The gallery will open with an exhibition of British Art from the Collection of Sir Alan Bowness, former Director of Tate and an alumnus of Downing College

Credits

Location
Cambridge, United Kingdom

Date
2013–2016

Client
Downing College Developments

Heritage
Grade I listed setting

Area
178 m²

Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John

Project architect
Timo Keller (2013-15), Paul Maich (2015-16)

Project team
Catija Christensson, Will Pirkis

Structural engineer
Philip Harvey Associates Ltd

Services engineer
WSP

Cost consultant
Robert Lombardelli Partnership Ltd

Landscape architect
Studio Karst GmbH

Graphic designer
John Morgan Studio

Main contractor
Downing Buildings

Photography
Ioana Marinescu

Awards
RIBA East Award