Practice Projects London/Berlin/Seoul
White Cube Gallery BermondseyLondon2012

White Cube Bermondsey is the gallery’s third and largest venue in London and Europe’s largest commercial gallery space. This award-winning project, set in a developing area of southeast London, transformed more than 5.440 m2 of existing 1970’s warehouse space into state of the art exhibition spaces, warehousing, private viewing rooms, an auditorium and a bookshop. Strongly neutral in its palette, the gallery building comprises three distinct exhibition areas, each with their own character: the South Galleries as the principal display area, providing 780m2 of column-free top lit space; the North Galleries, more intimate in character and showcasing the work of emerging artists; and 9×9×9, the centrally located cubic space, flooded with natural light. The galleries are situated off a long central corridor or ‘street’ that follows the building’s axis, from the entrance to the back, where there is a small auditorium for showing video works. A front yard offers to opportunity to display works outdoors.

White Cube Bermondsey is the gallery’s third and largest venue in London and Europe’s largest commercial gallery space. This award-winning project, set in a developing area of southeast London, transformed more than 5.440 m2 of existing 1970’s warehouse space into state of the art exhibition spaces, warehousing, private viewing rooms, an auditorium and a bookshop. Strongly neutral in its palette, the gallery building comprises three distinct exhibition areas, each with their own character: the South Galleries as the principal display area, providing 780m2 of column-free top lit space; the North Galleries, more intimate in character and showcasing the work of emerging artists; and 9×9×9, the centrally located cubic space, flooded with natural light. The galleries are situated off a long central corridor or ‘street’ that follows the building’s axis, from the entrance to the back, where there is a small auditorium for showing video works. A front yard offers to opportunity to display works outdoors.

Awards

ECOLA European Conference of Leading Architects Award 2015, nomination, 2015
Architizer A+ Award, 2014, category Cultural: Art Galleries, special mention, 2014
Civic Trust Award, 2013, commendation, 2013
RIBA National Award, 2012, winner, 2012
The Chicago Atheneum International Architecture Award, 2012, winner, 2012
AJ Retrofit Award, 2012, category Cultural Buildings, winner, 2012
AIA UK Chapter Design Excellence Award, 2012, commendation, 2012

Photography

Paul Riddle

Team

Jens Casper, Olaf Kneer, Marianne Mueller, Graham Sproul, Aya Okada, Chi Mai Lan, Alessandro Burro, Matthias Grabe, Marian Manten, Michael J Williams, Fabian Neuhaus, Wolfgang Frese