We have a passion for creating
great buildings and spaces that
people enjoy using. Our approach
is collaborative, enthusiastic and
consistent - design individuality
that is achieved by an ability to
listen and reflect client need
Unsere Passion ist das Entwerfen von Gebäuden und Räumen, in denen sich Menschen wohlfühlen. Unsere Haltung ist gemeinschaftlich, enthusiastisch und anspruchsvoll. Unsere Ergebnisse sind getragen von der Fähigkeit des Zuhörens und der Umsetzung der Anforderungen und Wünsche des Bauherrn.
Commissioned following a successful entry to an international design competition, BALTIC is the conversion of the former Baltic flour mills on the south bank of the River Tyne in Gateshead into a world class contemporary art gallery.
The concept explores the flexible relationship between creative and social forms and aims to transcend the physicalities of the existing mill building.
One of the main themes running through the design evolution was to retain the verticality of the existing building and build on its idiosyncratic and dominant presence on the river front.
The views out from the building to the surrounding cityscape are captured by a number of internal and external viewing areas, rooftop restaurant and bar and by the glass elevators servicing the building.
The creation of simple large span stacked industrial spaces means that the building and galleries can be easily reconfigured to suit particular exhibitions, offering artists and curator flexibility in display and presentation.
The quayside frontage is refreshed by the new entrance building offering waterside café and retail spaces and glimpses of the impressive scale of the mill.
Joined EllisWilliams in: 1994
Qualifications: BArch (Hons) DipArch (Dis) RIBA, ARB
Dominic has designed projects such as the Welsh National Sailing Centre and Events Centre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Q3 Design Academy and a 50,000sqm mixed use project in Georgia for Rezid holdings. He worked previously at SOM on commercial and master-planning schemes in Berlin and Amsterdam.
Dominic has over 23 years chartered experience and his sector range also includes arts, leisure, education and historic buildings. His projects often involve the need for intense public consultation often with cross over between public and private use. He has a long held interest in cultural spaces and recent work in that field includes Warwick University arts centre, Chester Renew and the Mostyn gallery which acheived both RIBA and Civic Trust awards. Dominic is currently working with Hounslow Council on their new Civic Centre and also completing a new EFA University Technical College in Warrington.
He has lectured throughout the UK, has been an external examiner at several universities, is a RIBA Client Design Advisor and has acted as a judge for the RIBA Awards Panel. He was awarded the gold medal for architecture Wales and he has also contributed work to numerous publications including the recent Taschen' Architecture Museums Now!' publication.
First joined EWA in: 1998
Rejoined EWA in: 2003
Qualifications: BA (Hons), DipArch, MA ARB RIBA Client Advisor
Robert joined EllisWilliams in 1998 after studying at Sheffield University, and was a key member of the team that designed and realised the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, which opened in 2002. He was the lead architect for the Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot, responsible for developing the brief with the local council and local arts groups, designing the building in collaboration with artist Jacqui Poncelet, presenting designs to the council and public and overseeing works on site.
He also has a wide range of experience of secondary school and further education projects including the redevelopment of the Southampton City College Campus which provided new performing arts and media teaching facilities within new and remodelled buildings all of which achieved BREEAM 'Excellent'.
Robert is an RIBA accredited Client Design Advisor offering specialist advice to Clients in developing projects from the earliest stages, and was also part of the EWA team of architectural advisors to the Arts Council, reviewing projects submitted for Arts Council funding.
Currently Robert is leading the team on the redevelopment of Warwick University Arts Centre.
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