Royal Academy of Arts

Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD

Part of a £56m redevelopment expanding the amount of space for exhibitions. The 250 seat auditorium is used to host public lectures and talks, as well as Royal Academy meetings.

In order to create one facility, the project involved connecting the Royal Academy’s historic home of Burlington House to its neighbouring property, 6 Burlington Gardens, and transforming the latter building into a new suite of gallery spaces, offices, public areas, cafés, shops and a lecture theatre.

The public route that connects the two buildings now takes in the newly refurbished Octagon Corridor, bisects the basement teaching spaces, then rises through an enclosed concrete link bridge.

Scope of Works:

  • Structural Timber, timber cladding and flooring
  • Bespoke ironmongery / metalwork
  • Bespoke joinery
  • Door sets
  • Bespoke leatherwork
  • Wall panelling
David Chipperfield
Structural Engineer