Damien Hirst Science Production Studio and Art Gallery
World renowned artist Damien Hirst required the creation of a production studio together with viewing and entertainment facilities for his work. The project required the conversion of three large existing steel portal frame buildings and the construction of a separate new 'Formaldehyde Studio'.
Bay 1: At 17 m high this provides gallery, exhibition and guest areas totalling 3,406 sq m. This bay includes two, 17 m high reinforced concrete walls in order to be able to hang large pieces of artwork from the walls.
Bays 2 and 3: These bays totalling 4,946 sq m provide production, office and storage space. The exterior facade of these is 'Trimo' clad with uniquely coloured aluminium 'Falzonal' finish.
The 'Formaldehyde Studio': A completely new building was designed to provide a clean and controlled working environment. The outer skin of the exterior cavity wall is made of striking glazed white pistol bricks with 4 mm mortar joints.
Dudbridge - Gloucestershire
QS - Post Contract