Frieze Art Fair directors, Matthew Slotover and Amanda Sharp, announced today the appointment of the London firm Caruso St John as the new architects for Frieze Art Fair 2008.
Since establishing the firm in 1990 Adam Caruso and Peter St John have developed an international reputation for innovative design, winning major international competitions including most recently the commission for the expansive new Nottingham Contemporary. They have twice been shortlisted for the Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize (2000 and 2006).
Caruso St John are acknowledged as leading architects within the cultural sector. They were appointed to work with Tate Britain in 2007, gained critical acclaim for the New Art Gallery in Walsall in 2000, and public admiration for projects such as the Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood in London.
Amanda Sharp and Matthew Slotover commented; “Caruso St John’s wide experience of working with leading museums, galleries and temporary exhibition spaces makes them an ideal partner for Frieze Art Fair. We look forward to developing the unique tradition at Frieze Art Fair of collaborating with architects on key aspects of the fair’s design.”
Adam Caruso of Caruso St John added: “We are very pleased to be involved with the Frieze Art Fair this year. We enjoy projects that are light on their feet and look forward to the challenge of making the spatial experience of the fair even more memorable and enjoyable.”
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