Scottish National Gallery Transformation, Edinburgh Building Renewal, Scotland Architecture
Scottish National Gallery Transformation
SNG Renewal: Scotland Building Development – design by Gareth Hoskins Architects
1st of September 2016
National Gallery of Scotland Building Development
Scottish National Gallery Building Renewal
Design: Hoskins Architects
Location: The Mound, central Edinburgh, Scotland
Work on a £16.8m extension to the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh started this week after the City of Edinburgh Council formally approved the planning applications.
The National Galleries of Scotland (NGS) said the new extension will radically improve access to its world-class collection of Scottish art. The Scottish rooms, Print Room and Library in the Lower Level of the Scottish National Gallery (SNG) closed this week to allow for the preparation of the building.
The Hoskins Architects team is led by director Chris Coleman-Smith.
The planned redevelopment of the Scottish National Gallery, will triple the exhibition space available to the Scottish collection from 440m to 1320m, vastly improve visitor access and circulation throughout the SNG complex, and create a more sympathetic setting and entrance for the SNG within East Princes St Gardens.
1 May 2014
National Gallery of Scotland Development
Location: The Mound, Edinburgh, Scotland
Design: Gareth Hoskins Architects
GARETH HOSKINS ARCHITECTS ANNOUNCED AS ARCHITECT FOR SCOTTISH NATIONAL GALLERY PROJECT
The National Galleries of Scotland announced today, 1 May 2014, that Gareth Hoskins Architects has been appointed to oversee a major transformational project at the Scottish National Gallery over the next 4 years.
Galleries devoted to the national collection of historic Scottish art will be radically overhauled and significantly expanded whilst greatly improving visitor circulation and facilities at the Scottish National Gallery. The iconic building situated at The Mound in the centre of Edinburgh currently welcomes over a million visitors each year. The development aims to almost double the display space for Scottish art within the Scottish National Gallery designed by William Henry Playfair (1790-1857) and which opened in 1859.
Gareth Hoskins Architects is one of Scotland’s leading architectural practices. With studios in Glasgow and Berlin the practice is involved in a wide range of projects across Scotland and internationally. The practice has established a particular reputation for their design of arts and cultural schemes and the Scottish National Gallery project follows on from recent developments such as the Mareel Concert Hall in Shetland and the RIAS Doolan Award winning redevelopment of the National Museum of Scotland.
Michael Clarke, Director of the Scottish National Gallery said: “The outstanding collection of Scottish Art held at the Scottish National Gallery has an international significance and this transformational project will allow for the creation of new and innovative displays to inspire our growing number of visitors from all over the world. We look forward to working with Gareth Hoskins and his experienced team to deliver this exciting project.”
Scottish National Gallery Transformation information / images from National Galleries Scotland
National Gallery of Scotland Refurbishment
Edinburgh Art Galleries
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
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image © Adrian Welch
Scottish Portrait Gallery
photograph © Adrian Welch
image from the architects
National Gallery of Scotland – Playfair Project / Weston Link
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