Tate Derry Gallery, Ebrington Military Barracks Building, Northern Irish Architecture Design

Tate Derry Gallery Building

New Art Gallery in Northern Ireland design by John McAslan + Partners Architects, London

22 Sep 2021

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 Finalist

This building is one of four Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 finalists. The winner was Firstsite Colchester, Essex, England.

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry
photograph © Marc Atkins

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry

The Centre for Contemporary Art has been exhibiting emerging artists from Northern Ireland alongside international peers since 1992. Today CCA creates opportunities for audiences to experience ambitious, experimental and engaging contemporary art and supports the development of artists through commissions, solo and group exhibitions, public programmes, artist residencies, alongside its own publishing programme.

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry
photo © Marc Atkins

In the past year, it has supported 65 artists with paid for opportunities including social media takeovers, as well as developing its CCA Supports programme. This includes an online platform providing artists with information on emergency support through Government schemes and initiatives, crit groups and surgeries along with a series of Roundtable podcasts.

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry
photo © Marc Atkins

Moreover, CCA has continued to engage with the community by displaying artwork in its windows. It presented the biennial exhibition URGENCIES 2021 in spaces across the city such as in shop windows, theatres and a shopping centre, and delivered activity packs to hundreds of schoolchildren, essential in an area of social deprivation.

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry
photograph © Marc Atkins

The Art Fund Museum of the Year 2021 finalistes were s announced at a ceremony on the evening of 21 September 2021. The largest museum prize in the world was presented at the Science Museum in west London, UK.

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry building
building exterior photograph courtesy of Art Fund Museum of the Year

Previously on e-architect:

30 Oct 2013

Design: John McAslan + Partners, Architects, UK

Location: Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Tate Derry Gallery

John Mcaslan + Partners Complete New Gallery Space For Turner Prize Exhibition, Tate Derry

Tate Derry Gallery building art interior
image from architects practice

Tate Derry Gallery Building News

The 2013 Turner Prize exhibition has opened at Tate Derry in the disused Ebrington Military Barracks, reconfigured by the practice (with CPD, Ilex Urban Regeneration Company and Ostick & Williams) as a sequence of new gallery spaces. The exhibition is organised by Derry-Londonderry, the first UK City of Culture, in partnership with Tate.

The scheme comprises four gallery spaces of c. 100 square metres each, an area used for screening films about the artists, and a café with views over the River Foyle. Following its initial use to host Turner Prize 2013, the space will be the focus of a new creative hub for Derry-Londonderry, supporting the development of creative industries in the city.

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry building
building exterior photo courtesy of Art Fund Museum of the Year

This is the first ever presentation outside England of the Turner Prize – the UK’s most prestigious art prize. The four short-listed artists are Laure Prouvost, Tino Sehgal, David Shrigley and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye; the winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on Monday 2 December 2013, broadcast live on Channel 4.

John McAslan + Partners (JMP) is a leading architectural and design practice based in London, with offices in Manchester, Edinburgh and Doha. Our extensive portfolio of award-winning international projects includes infrastructure, commercial, residential, education, cultural, heritage, urban design, and landscape sectors.

The practice’s cultural portfolio includes projects for the Museum of London, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, the Burrell Collection, Glasgow, the Royal British Columbia Museum inVictoria, Canada, and a new cultural quarter in Doha, Qatar, including the design of four heritage museums. In Moscow the practice is designing a world-class art gallery to house a prominent collection of Russian Impressionist paintings, to be located within the redevelopment of the historic Bolshevik Factory.

Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry building
building photo courtesy of Art Fund Museum of the Year

JMP has an extensive portfolio of new-build architecture, but the practice is also known for its skill in injecting vibrant and sustainable life to historic buildings through adaptive intervention. Completed projects include the redevelopment of the historic Stanislavsky Factory in Moscow, the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill, the Roundhouse arts venue in Camden, London, the British Embassy in Algiers, the restoration of the Iron Market in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and the award-winning transformation of King’s Cross Station.

John McAslan + Partners has won in excess of 65 international awards, including some 16 RIBA Building of the Year Awards, and has been named Architectural Practice of the Year and World Architect of the Year on a number of occasions.

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Tate Derry Gallery images / information from John McAslan + Partners

Tate Derry Gallery Building architect : John McAslan

Tate Derry~Londonderry Gallery – external link to Turner Prize 2013 info

Location: Ebrington, Derry, Northern Ireland

Buildings in Northern Ireland

Northern Irish Buildings

Contemporary Architecture in Northern Ireland – architectural selection below:

Lyric Theatre, Belfast
Design: O’Donnell + Tuomey architects
Lyric Theatre Belfast, O'Donnell + Tuomey Building
photo : Dennis Gilbert/VIEW
Lyric Theatre Building

Omagh Integrated Primary & Nursery School, Omagh
Design: TODD Architects
Omagh IPS: Tyrone's first Integrated Education Campus
photo courtesy of architects
Omagh Integrated Primary & Nursery School Building

Cairn House, Carrickfergus, County Antrim
Design: 2020 Architecture
House in Carrickfergus County Antrim
photo © Emma Stewart and 2020 Architecture
House in Carrickfergus

Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex, County Tyrone
Design: TODD Architects with Hall Black Douglas
Omagh Hospital & Primary Care Complex South Tyrone Building
photograph © Chris Hill Photography
Omagh Hospital and Primary Care Complex, County Tyrone

Queen’s Parade in Bangor Redevelopment
Design: FaulknerBrowns Architects
Queen's Parade Masterplan, Bangor
image © FaulknerBrowns Architects
Queen’s Parade in Bangor

City Quays 2 Building, Belfast Harbour
Design: Grimshaw, Architects
City Quays 2 Belfast Harbour building by Grimshaw architects
photograph : Donal McCann Photography
City Quays 2 Belfast Harbour Building

The Sixth Belfast Office Building
Design: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects (AHMM)
The Sixth Belfast Office Building
image courtesy of architects
The Sixth Belfast Office Building

Ballymena Health & Care Centre, Northern Ireland
Keppie Design / Gareth Hoskins Architects
Ballymena Health & Care Centre Building
photo from architect
Ballymena Health & Care Centre Building

UK Art Gallery Building Designs

Tate Modern Building

Tate Britain

Tate Modern Building Extension

Tate Britain Transformation

Art Gallery Buildings

Irish Architecture Designs

Contemporary Architecture in Ireland

Irish Architectural Designs – chronological list

Irish Architecture News

Irish Architect Studios – design office listings

John McAslan + Partners

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