Turner Contemporary, a brand-new public art gallery that opens on the seafront at Margate next week, glories in sunlight. — Guardian
Turner Contemporary Margate's brand new gallery opens on April 16th 2011. It stands where JMW Turner painted his epic seascapes. Jonathan Glancey wonders will "it attract artists back to the town?
Glancey goes on to write "What Chipperfield has designed is further inland, a bold yet simple gallery that has cost £17.5m. From a distance it appears to be a sequence of industrial-era boat sheds, but close up reveals itself as an interconnected set of giant artists' studios sheathed in walls of thick translucent glass. During the course of a day they capture, reflect and refract the many moods of the sun and sea. The building changes colour, acting as an architectural canvas on which the light that inspired Turner can play."