PhotographsLyndon Douglas, Adjaye Assocates, Ed Reeve
From the architect. The first new arts building in London backed with public funding since the Hayward Gallery forty years ago, Rivington Place is the permanent home for Iniva (Institute of International Visual Art) and Autograph ABP.
Not only a key addition to the London art scene, it will be a new kind of visual arts space dedicated to work by practitioners from culturally diverse backgrounds and a centre of excellence for the presentation and dissemination of those ideas and practices in the contemporary visual arts, which have been marginalised by mainstream cultural institutions.
The building includes a double height project space, gallery, lecture theatre, café, library, digital media lab and offices for both organisations. Rivington Place opened in October 2007.