Following a three-year renovation costing £14.5 million, the gallery now benefits from an extra 900m2. While the original building and its converted courtyard offer ample space for exhibitions and performances, the new structure is home to a Japanese restaurant and bar.
Thermal laminates installed over the existing brickwork provide optimum comfort in the old building, while the roof has gained both thermal laminates and insulation.
A skim plaster with a superior finish lets the walls withstand the scrutiny of art admirers, and vents designed inconspicuously into the ceiling reduce visual distraction.
In the tiled bathrooms, Glasroc H Tilebacker contributes to sturdy and moisture resistant walls.
The new glass-fibre structure is supported by five steel columns that use Glasroc F FireCase and Glasroc F MultiBoard for fire protection. The columns funnel daylight in, integrating with electric lighting to create a bright but natural space. The structure also uses a superior skim plaster for a flawless finish.
Throughout the project, British Gypsum worked closely with Zaha Hadid to ensure that her vision was realised.