TATE BRITAIN BALUSTRADE

As part of the major refurbishment of Tate Britain by Caruso St John Architects, I worked with Concrete Bloc to project manage

and build the mould for this spectacular Carrara marble terrazzo balustrade.

It's the focal point of the rotunda entrance to Tate Britain Gallery, London.

Tate Britain Rotunda
Tate Britain Rotunda
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Tate Britain Balustrade
Tate Britain Balustrade
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Aerial view of Balustrade
Aerial view of Balustrade
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Caruso St John Architechts
Caruso St John Architechts

Inspecting our work

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View from above
View from above
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Delicate cavities
Delicate cavities
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Detail of scallop cavities
Detail of scallop cavities
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Black marble inserts
Black marble inserts
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Christmas Tate style
Christmas Tate style
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Inspecting cnc work
Inspecting cnc work
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Cnc pattern
Cnc pattern
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1st layer fibreglass mould
1st layer fibreglass mould
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GRP mould making
GRP mould making
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Gel coat
Gel coat
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1st layer GRP
1st layer GRP
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Lifting the mould
Lifting the mould

Gantry to manually shift the mould parts.

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Cavity rubber moulds
Cavity rubber moulds
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Rubber bolt hole moulds
Rubber bolt hole moulds
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Assembling the mould
Assembling the mould
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180 Cavity moulds
180 Cavity moulds
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Hand filling concrete
Hand filling concrete
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Bolting down battons
Bolting down battons
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Final stages of fill
Final stages of fill
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Demoulded cast
Demoulded cast
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Removing rubber inserts
Removing rubber inserts
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Installing in Tate
Installing in Tate
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Final details
Final details
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finishing touches
finishing touches
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View from below
View from below
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View from below
View from below
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