Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives

Art Galleries
Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Beach, Saint Ives TR26 1TG - Build completed in 2017
©Hufton+Crow

Tate St Ives

Jamie Fobert Architects as Architects

The coastal setting and vernacular of St Ives informed the design of the new building.

 

Our focus was to create as large a gallery volume as the site would allow. Entirely excavated into the hillside, the new gallery extends, in a continuous journey, the existing gallery sequence. 

 

Six large light chambers capture St Ives’ particular light, which is diffused through 1.5 metre-deep beams into the gallery below. The chambers contain blackout blinds and gallery track lighting. The 5 metre-high gallery walls contain accessible conduit at their top edge. The new gallery is a single, column free, 500m2 volume, neutral in detail to allow for the varied practices of contemporary art, with the ability to be configured into multiple arrangements of six smaller galleries as required.

 

Above the gallery the roof has been designed as a public space in its own right—a continuation of the landscape of the Cornish coast— with rocky outcrops amid abundant Cornish wildflowers.The only visible building contains art handling and staff support for both old and new galleries. It is clad in shiplappedglazed ceramic tiles which echo the sea and the sky.  

Project team
Project Management
Service Engineering
Structural Engineering
Product Specifications
BrandCategoryProducts
Froyles TilesSuppliers
Thames Valley ConstructionSuppliers
Ryerson University Student Learning Centre
next project

Ryerson University Student Learning Centre

Universities
341 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M5B 1S1, Canada - Build completed in 2015
View Project
Archello

Want to see more like this?

Subscribe to Archello's newsletter