Tate Derry Gallery, Ebrington Military Barracks Building, Northern Irish Architecture Design
Tate Derry Building
New Art Gallery in Northern Ireland design by John McAslan + Partners Architects
30 Oct 2013
Tate Derry Gallery Building
Design: John McAslan + Partners, Architects, UK
Location: Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Tate Derry Gallery
John Mcaslan + Partners Complete New Gallery Space For Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Derry
The 2013 Turner Prize exhibition has opened at Tate Derry in the disused Ebrington Military Barracks, reconfigured by the practice (with CPD, Ilex Urban Regeneration Company and Ostick & Williams) as a sequence of new gallery spaces. The exhibition is organised by Derry-Londonderry, the first UK City of Culture, in partnership with Tate.
The scheme comprises four gallery spaces of c. 100 square metres each, an area used for screening films about the artists, and a café with views over the River Foyle. Following its initial use to host Turner Prize 2013, the space will be the focus of a new creative hub for Derry-Londonderry, supporting the development of creative industries in the city.
This is the first ever presentation outside England of the Turner Prize – the UK’s most prestigious art prize. The four short-listed artists are Laure Prouvost, Tino Sehgal, David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye; the winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on Monday 2 December 2013, broadcast live on Channel 4.
John McAslan + Partners (JMP) is a leading architectural and design practice based in London, with offices in Manchester, Edinburgh and Doha. Our extensive portfolio of award-winning international projects includes infrastructure, commercial, residential, education, cultural, heritage, urban design, and landscape sectors.
The practice’s cultural portfolio includes projects for the Museum of London, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, the Burrell Collection, Glasgow, the Royal British Columbia Museum inVictoria, Canada, and a new cultural quarter in Doha, Qatar, including the design of four heritage museums. In Moscow the practice is designing a world-class art gallery to house a prominent collection of Russian Impressionist paintings, to be located within the redevelopment of the historic Bolshevik Factory.
JMP has an extensive portfolio of new-build architecture, but the practice is also known for its skill in injecting vibrant and sustainable life to historic buildings through adaptive intervention. Completed projects include the redevelopment of the historic Stanislavsky Factory in Moscow, the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, the Roundhouse arts venue in Camden, London, the British Embassy in Algiers, the restoration of the Iron Market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and the award-winning transformation of King’s Cross Station.
John McAslan + Partners has won in excess of 65 international awards, including some 16 RIBA Building of the Year Awards, and has been named Architectural Practice of the Year and World Architect of the Year on a number of occasions.
Tate Derry Gallery images / information from John McAslan + Partners
Tate Derry Gallery Building architect : John McAslan
Tate Derry~Londonderry Gallery – external link to Turner Prize 2013 info
Location: Ebrington, Derry, Northern Ireland
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