Significant new addition to the cultural landscape of London
LTS Architects for King’s College London
Contract value: undisclosed
Science Gallery London is part of an international hub of eight galleries seeking to reinvent the relationships between academia and the community. It allows artists to work and learn from scientists, and scientists to learn through them. Part of King’s College London, the free-to-visit space targets a key audience of local 15-25-year olds, and is staffed by mediators who study at the university. The gallery’s home in grade II* listed Boland House represents a significant new addition to the cultural landscape of London. The orientation of the building’s entrance is fundamentally changed, from an inward-looking curiosity to an accessible, outward facing institution with a civic purpose. Over 85% of the existing building is reused.