Lisson Gallery

Tony Fretton Architects, London, 1992


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Bell Street elevation at night 

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  • Bell Street elevation at night    
  • Bell Street elevation    
  • First floor gallery and stair viewed from link with the original building    
  • Sunken level gallery of original building    
  • Entrance to new ground floor gallery    
  • Detail of staircase    
  • First floor gallery    
  • Location plan    
  • Axonometric projections of floors    
  • Long section    

Extension to existing gallery to provide exhibition spaces at basement, ground floor and first floor levels

This addition to the existing building provides increased exhibition space for the galleries works. It is accessed separately so that the original building and new addition retained their distinct character and the joining point of the two was a discovery.

A subtle L-shaped space, built in two phases, it combines two distinct galleries, each with its own street-front and entrance, but connected at the ground and upstairs office level.

The types of spaces, vary in light and height, and thus gives the gallery the opportunity to accommodate their changing programme accordingly.


  • Begun: 1991
  • Completed: 1992
  • Floor area: 185m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £500,000
  • Address: 52-54 Bell Street , London, NW1 5DA, United Kingdom

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