Damien Hirst’s Newport St Gallery has been shortlisted for this years RIBA Stirling Prize for contribution to architecture in 2016. The gallery is one of six projects nominated, including the newly redeveloped Heygate Estate in Elephant & Castle and the restoration of the Bodleian’s Weston library.
The gallery, designed by Caruso St John architects, was built in 2015 using existing industrial buildings to create a versatile, state-of-art gallery space incorporating a shop and restaurant. Since it’s completion in 2015, the gallery has exhibited John Hoyland and Jeff Koons, both of which have featured in our “Mtec recommends…”.
The RIBA Stirling Prize winner will be announced on Oct, 6 and you can read more about the RIBA shortlisted buildings here.