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

Inspecting our work

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

Gantry to manually shift the mould parts.

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