This is huge in the history of the Royal Academy and it’s such a positive development. The reconfiguration of space and intervention by David Chipperfield Architects to connect both buildings of Burlington Gardens and Burlington House now takes you through a myriad of environments. Here are a few photos of some of these spaces – not all quite finished when I visited – which will, I hope, give you an idea of the journey now possible.
The steps down from Burlington House show The Vaults towards the Weston Studio with a glimpse of the stairs up to the Weston Bridge
Looking back from The Vaults to the stairs.
One of the RA Schools corridors just before reaching the Weston Studio.Up the stairs from the Weston StudioDetail of the staircaseView of the Weston Bridge windowFinal touches to the Benjamin West Lecture Theatre