Architectural Photographs of Damien Hirst's Newport Street Gallery by architectural practice Caruso St John.
Photographed over the course of a year when attending various exhibitions these images capture the RIBA Stirling Prize winning Newport Street Gallery. The former theatre warehouses which comprise the main body of the building were converted by London architecture studio Caruso St John to house exhibitions of Damien Hirst's private art collection.
Externally the buildings makes great use of the original warehouse's brickwork contrasting it with elements of the new structure. Internally the building is bright and spacious while remaining modest so as not to overshadow the works on display.
For a more detailed account of my visit to the gallery please read my post photographing Newport Street Gallery.
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Front elevation of Newport Street Gallery showing the LED display advertising Gavin Turk's 2016 Who What When Where How & Why exhibition. Here you can see how the old and new brickwork interact. The lone passerby gives a sense of scale, especially in relation to the large doors where artworks are transferred in and out of the gallery.
One of the most distinctive architectural features of Newport Street Gallery is its spiky saw-tooth roof which sits above the main entrance to the building. Here i managed to photograph a passing aeroplane just as it appeared to be launching itself from one of the angular spikes.