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Video: Chipperfield's masterplan for The Royal Academy of Arts

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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.

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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.


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