East Kent David Chipperfield Gallery to Open in 2011

16 November 2010 (Last Updated November 16th, 2010 18:30)

The new £17.5m ($28m) Turner Contemporary gallery in the town of Margate in East Kent, England, will open on 16 April next year. The gallery, designed by UK practice David Chipperfield Architects is a white glass-clad seafront development featuring six rectangular interlocking blocks

The new £17.5m ($28m) Turner Contemporary gallery in the town of Margate in East Kent, England, will open on 16 April next year.

The gallery, designed by UK practice David Chipperfield Architects is a white glass-clad seafront development featuring six rectangular interlocking blocks covered by an angled roofline.

The original proposal by architects Snøhetta and Spence was abandoned in 2006 because of technical difficulties and escalating costs.

David Chipperfield was later appointed and work started on site in December 2008.