Tate Gallery St Ives
Gallery built to exhibit the works by the St Ives School of artists, consisting of sculpture and picture galleries, restaurant and roof terrace
The architects proposed a bold design featuring a circular entrance, which echoes the shape of the gas holder previously sited there. This entrance space, rather like an amphitheatre, allowed for a breathtaking curved gallery above, with views overlooking the Atlantic.
Arranged over four floors, the design echoes the architecture of the town. Each of the spaces in the building is a different shape and a different volume and communicates a different sense of perception as you move through it.
The coastal landscape of the surrounding area was also a great influence on the architects. They stated their wish to create a 'dialogue' between the building and its environs, creating exhibition spaces that reflected the very landscape that had provided the inspiration for much of the artwork displayed on its walls
- Begun: Jun 1991
- Completed: Jun 1993
- Floor area: 1,728m2
- Sector: Arts and culture
- Total cost: £2M
- Procurement: JCT Standard Form 1980 Local Authorities Eddition revised May 1988
- Address: Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, TR26 1TG, United Kingdom