Commissioned to house the 20th-century British art collection and to act as a catalyst in the town’s economic and cultural regeneration, Jerwood Gallery is an innovative building with a strong emphasis on sustainability.
The building is constructed with a heavyweight lower level formed from masonry-and-timber-composite walls supporting a first floor of precast planks. The upper floor consists of stud walls supporting an engineered timber I-joist roof structure.
Bespoke stair flights and balustrade panels are cast together in fair-faced concrete and turn through 270 degrees without intermediate vertical support.
External cladding is from profiled zinc sheeting and hand-glazed clay tiles to reflect the changing light of the sea.
Jerwood Gallery was winner of an RIBA National Award 2013 and a Civic Trust Award 2013.
Client . Jerwood Foundation
Architect . HAT Projects