An “internationally recognised”, firm of architects has been appointed to develop the design for the landmark Turner Contemporary in Margate.
David Chipperfield Architects, from London, has been given the go-ahead to commence work on the new project. – or white elephant, depending on your opinion -.
The new building is planned to be completed in 2009.
Thanet council leader Sandy Ezekiel said: “To see this project moving forward so quickly is excellent news for the regeneration of Margate. Turner Contemporary is key to our plans for the town and we are delighted that it remains on track for a delivery date of 2009.”
David Chipperfield Architects was established in 1984 and the practice currently has 130 staff at its offices in London and Berlin, with representative offices in Milan and Shanghai.
It has won over 20 national and international competitions and many international awards and citations for design excellence, including RIBA, RFAC and AIA awards, as well as the Andrea Palladio Prize.
Margate is the icing on the cake of a long and distinguished history!