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Assemble and 6a shortlisted for new Goldsmiths College art gallery

Rising stars Assemble, 6a and HAT Projects are competing to design a 400m² art gallery for Goldsmiths College in south east London

Jamie Fobert, Dow Jones and Harry Gugger – the brains behind the Tate Modern revamp – complete the shortlist.

More than 80 outfits registered for the contest to design a contemporary art gallery for the New Cross-based constituent college of the University of London.

The full shortlist:

  • 6a Architects
  • Assemble    
  • Dow Jones Architects 
  • Harry Gugger Studio          
  • HAT Projects         
  • Jamie Fobert Architects  

The shortlisted teams now have until 27 June to complete their designs for the new facility.

Goldsmiths head of capital projects Anja Soetbeer said: ‘The panel was delighted with the expressions of interest and after lengthy debate we are pleased to present this shortlist. We are now looking forward to seeing some inspirational designs.’

The scheme for the disused Laurie Grove Baths is intended to serve as a ‘symbol of creativity and excellence’ for the prestigious college which includes Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley and Sarah Lucas among its influential alumni.

The project will create a new 400m² gallery inside the building’s water tanks and adjacent spaces, and also create a new entrance hall in front of the tanks.

Research-led projects, residencies and a regular exhibition programme of international artists are all planned for the new space

Previous commissions by the college include Will Alsop’s Ben Pimlott Building completed in 2005.

The competition judges include former Goldsmiths student Antony Gormley, RIBA gold medallist David Chipperfield and philanthropist Candida Gertler.


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