Newport Street Gallery

London, United Kingdom 2004–2015

Client: Science Ltd RIBA Stirling Prize winner

This private gallery in South London, for the artist Damien Hirst, involved the conversion of an extraordinary terrace of listed industrial buildings that were formerly theatre carpentry and scenery painting workshops. The gallery shows exhibitions of Hirst’s extensive collection of contemporary art and is open to the public free of charge.

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Drawings

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Ground floor plan

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Second floor plan

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Long and cross sections

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Elevation

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Model

Pharmacy² Restaurant

Pharmacy² Restaurant 1

Pharmacy², designed in collaboration with Damien Hirst

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Terrazzo floor inlays

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Stair

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Stair prototype

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Stair plan

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Prototype of precast concrete handrail

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Handrail detail

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Elevation

Related news

Newport Street Gallery, the conversion of almost an entire street of listed industrial buildings in south London into a free public gallery for artist Damien Hirst’s private art collection, has won the coveted 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building.

Newport Street Gallery has won a 2017 Schueco Excellence Award. We would like to thank specialist contractors KCC Architectural, who created and installed special glazing units for the project.

Caruso St John' Architects' projects for the Newport Street Gallery and the Lycée Hotelier de Lille have been nominated for the 2017 European Union Prize for Architecture - Mies van der Rohe Award.

Award

BDA Awards

Newport Street Gallery has won the 2016 Brick Development Association's Supreme Award, Best Public Building Award and Craftsmanship Award.

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Newport Street Gallery is one of six buildings shortlisted for the 2016 Stirling Prize. The winning project will be announced this Thursday.

Newport Street Gallery, the conversion of almost an entire street of listed industrial buildings in south London into a free public gallery for artist Damien Hirst’s private art collection, has won the coveted 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building.

Opening

Newport Street Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Newport Street Gallery has opened to the public. The new gallery will present exhibitions of works drawn from Damien Hirst’s extensive art collection and entry is free to the public. The gallery’s inaugural exhibition is Power Stations, a solo show of work by John Hoyland.

Credits

Location
London, United Kingdom

Date
2004-2015

Client
Science Ltd

Heritage
Grade II listed

Area
3,500m²

Caruso St John Architects
Adam Caruso, Peter St John

Project architects
Rod Heyes (2004–2006), Tim Collett (2010–2015)

Project team
Charles Bedin, Jonas Djernes, Christiane Felber, Kornelia Gysel, Emily Keyte, Paul Maich, Kalle Söderman, Ted Swift, Stephanie Webs, Frank Wössner

Structural engineer
Alan Baxter Ltd.

Services engineer
Max Fordham LLP

Cost consultant
Jackson Coles LLP

Project manager
Jackson Coles LLP

Main contractor
Walter Lilly & Co. Ltd.

Photography
Hélène Binet, Prudence Cuming Associates

Awards
RIBA Stirling Prize
RIBA National Award
RIBA London Award
Nominated, EU Mies van der Rohe Award