Watch 3D visualisations of David Chipperfield’s plans to link the Academy’s two central London bases
Earlier this month The Royal Academy of Arts unveiled long-awaited plans to link its two central London base - part of a £49.8million redevelopment programme.
David Chipperfield’s masterplan for the Academy’s main Burlington House building and Burlington Gardens, immediately north, will see the grade II*-listed structures linked by a concrete bridge spanning a 15m-wide service area between them.
This video shows how the redevelopment will take shape, including the creation of new exhibition spaces, a double-height lecture theatre in current gallery space at Burlington Gardens, and new space for the Royal Academy’s schools, including permanent exhibition space for students’ work.
Additionally, roof extensions will provide more offices and plant space, while a new courtyard area will be created between the two buildings.
The programme will be completed in 2018, ahead of the Royal Academy’s 250th birthday.