Royal Academy of Arts Redevelopment


Sound Space Design - Royal Academy of Arts Redevelopment - Lecture theatre rendering David Chipperfield Architects

Sound Space Design are proud to be collaborating with David Chipperfield Architects and Anne Minors Performance Consultants on the redevelopment of 6 Burlington Gardens, part of the Royal Academy of Arts.

The building is currently occupied by the commercial gallery Pace, offices, the arts school, the senate rooms and galleries.

In 2018, the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Royal Academy of Arts, the building work will be completed and will include exhibition spaces, a lecture theatre, learning centre, offices and a roof extension with a new bridge to unify Burlington Gardens with Burlington House.

The new double height lecture theatre reinstates and opens up once more the original lecture theatre that was divided up for use as gallery space.  Elaborate moulded plaster ceiling, pilasters, and clerestory windows are retained and refurbished.  The lecture theatre will provide new facilities for debate, lecture, and conferences.

Sound Space Design are responsible for providing creative acoustical design solutions with minimal impact to the historic fabric of 6 Burlington Gardens.  This necessitates extensive collaborative works with David Chipperfield Architects, the conservation architect Julian Harrap Architects, as well as dialogue with the Academy.