Royal Academy of Arts
Client: Royal Academy of Arts
Architect: David Chipperfield Architects
This project is the largest development in the history of the academy since 1868 when the grand galleries were built. The redevelopment will allow the RAA to properly use 6 Burlington Gardens (acquired in 2001), just north of Burlington House on Piccadilly. The two buildings will be linked and Burlington Gardens will be redeveloped.
A corridor and stairs will be inserted through the academy’s schools linking the buildings. Burlington Gardens will then become a fully integrated space with galleries for contemporary exhibitions; a double-height lecture theatre with over 260 seats which can be used for conferences and films; an education area; and spaces to show the RAA permanent collection.