mima Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough art gallery Building

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mima – Middlesbrough building

Key Building in County Durham, northeast of England, UK

25 May 2007

Middlesbrough Art Gallery

mima – new Middlesbrough art gallery, County Durham, northeast England
Date built: 2006
Design: Erick van Egeraat Associated Architects

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mima building: information from EAA May 07:

Erick van Egeraat wins RIBA and Renaissance Awards

Rotterdam, 25 May 2007 – Erick van Egeraat has received a RIBA Award for the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA) in England’s North East region. The building is now being considered for the National Awards, and ultimately, the Stirling Prize. The Royal Institute of British Architects will announce the national winners on 22 June 2007.

mima photos © Christian Richters from EAA 250507:
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According to the jury report MIMA is “a very elegant and enjoyable building which reconciles the urban aspirations of Middlesbrough with the need for a quality carefully crafted gallery.”

Middlesbrough councillor Dave Budd told the Evening Gazette that the “building and its setting have set a new standard for the quality of architecture we hope to be able to attract to the town.”

Besides the RIBA Award, MIMA has also won a Renaissance Award. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors awarded the prize in the tourism and leisure category. The jury concludes:

“As a project it seeks to provide an aspirational facility for the city, both as a cultural asset as well as a community space, and puts Middlesbrough on the map for cultural tourism. Mima wins the award in the tourism and leisure category because it seeks to make this step change for the arts, culture and tourism scene in this part of our region.”

The project has been completed in January 2007 by (EEA) Erick van Egeraat associated architects. The new gallery houses Middlesbrough’s collection of modern arts and crafts as well as temporary exhibitions on approximately 4.000 m2 of gallery space, furthermore a café, restaurant, shop and education spaces. The public square has been designed in conjunction with Dutch landscape architects West 8.

Middlesbrough building : Erick van Egeraat

“A very elegant and enjoyable building which reconciles the urban aspirations of Middlesbrough with the need for a quality carefully crafted gallery” (RIBA jury)

“The building and its setting have set a new standard for the quality of architecture we hope to be able to attract to the town.” (Dave Budd, Middlesbrough councillor in the Evening Gazette, 17 May 2007)

“Already we can see the effect this building has had on the way Middlesbrough is perceived regionally and nationally and it is an element of the way we are trying to raise the aspirations of the people of the area.” (Dave Budd, Middlesbrough councillor in the Evening Gazette, 17 May 2007)

“A bold new gallery of modern and contemporary art set in the largest civic space in Europe, mima is situated in the heart of Middlesbrough. Amazingly, it attracted more than 25,000 visitors within the first month of opening.” (RICS jury)

“As a project it seeks to provide an aspirational facility for the city, both as a cultural asset as well as a community space, and puts Middlesbrough on the map for cultural tourism. Mima wins the award in the tourism and leisure category because it seeks to make this step change for the arts, culture and tourism scene in this part of our region.” (RICS jury)

MIMA Gallery Building information from Erick van Egeraat 250507

Erick Van Egeraat


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