Part of the landscape.

After visiting the new Exhibition Quarter in London a trip to Cornwall provided an opportunity to see another new exhibition space. This time to Tate St Ives, perched high on the cliffs above the stunning Porthmeor beach with its clear blue water and pale golden sand, a popular destination for surfers and artists alike. The new exhibition space has been designed by Jamie Foubert Architects and is due to open to the public in October.

Over the past four years the 20 million pound, often controversial project has involved laborious excavation of the rugged Cornish cliff face. However when completed the buried extension will truly become part of the landscape hidden under a carefully landscaped garden roof; a new pavilion clad in ceramic tiles will echo the blues and greens of the surrounding area, colours specifically chosen make the most of  the unique quality of Cornish light and ever changing with the weather.