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mima – Middlesbrough building

Major Arts Project in County Durham, northeast of England, UK

6 Feb 2007

Middlesbrough art gallery

mima, County Durham, northeast England

Nov 2006

Design: Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects

mima new Middlesbrough art gallery
mima photograph © Christian Richters from EAA 060207

Location: Middlesbrough town centre adj. Carnegie Library

Close by: ‘Bottle of Notes’ – Claes Oldenburg & Coosje Van Bruggen Sculpture

Middlesbrough art gallery building
mima photo © Marcus Ginns from EAA 060207

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art – mima building: information from EAA May 07

Located in: Teesside University

Address: Centre Square, Middlesbrough TS1 2AZ, United Kingdom

Director: Laura Silars

mima building information from EAA Feb 2007:

mima Gallery Middlesbrough building

Erick van Egeraat’s MIMA Gallery – Key to Middlesbrough Revitalisation

mima new Middlesbrough art gallery
photo © Christian Richters from EAA 060207

Rotterdam, 6 February 2007 – Erick van Egeraat has completed a new building for the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) in the UK. The project is part of an urban regeneration scheme and includes the creation of a new public square. EEA’s design won an international competition in 2002. The square has been designed in co-operation with West 8 landscape architects.

Building and square are situated on a formerly abandoned territory on the brink of the city centre. Together they form the key element in Middlesbrough’s revitalisation programme.

mima new Middlesbrough art gallery
photograph © Christian Richters from EAA 060207

The scale of gallery and square relates to the surroundings and the use of materials respects the existing buildings. White limestone and glass make the gallery a light, transparent and accessible building. The interplay of grass combined with a subtle pattern of oxidised metal panels creates connections across the square and gives the once neglected area a friendly and inviting appearance.

mima new Middlesbrough art gallery
photo © Christian Richters from EAA 060207

The decisive space of the gallery is a foyer with a height of more than 16 meters revealing a central staircase, which is framed by a suspended stone curtain. The foyer with its transparent façade forms a transition space, linking gallery and public square and stimulating interaction between the two.

Citizens are invited to engage with the square to create public life and embrace the gallery as heart of the new cultural quarter of Middlesbrough.

MIMA Gallery images / information from Erick van Egeraat 060207

Erick Van Egeraat – Dutch architecture office

Location: Middlesbrough, North East England, UK

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image from ArcelorMittal
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