Doone Silver Kerr

Sackler Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts

Status Completed in 1991
Size 312 m²
Practice Foster & Partners

This multiple award winning project for The Royal Academy of Art was completed in 1991. The objective of the project was to tie the historic grade 1 listed Burlington House and its major gallery spaces together with new galleries on the roof and the larger Victorian galleries to the North. The solution was to re-invent the neglected light well space connecting all three elements as a dramatic translucent glazed vertical gallery; complete with delicately engineered glazed link bridges, a staircase and elevator, also providing access to a new and more intimate setting for Michelangelo’s Tondo of the virgin and child.

John was Project Director at Foster + Partners

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