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David Adjaye's Ruby City art gallery has opened in Texas
POSTED 14 Oct 2019 . BY Stu Robarts
The gallery's design was inspired by the vision of the late collector and philanthropist Linda Pace Credit: Dror Baldinger
The building creates a narrative journey through the space that allows the collection to be accessed in an organic and meaningful way.
– Sir David Adjaye
The Ruby City contemporary art centre, designed by British architect Sir David Adjaye, has opened in San Antonio, Texas.

So-called because of the ruby red colour of its precast concrete exterior, the 14,000sq ft (1,300sq m) gallery houses more than 900 paintings, sculptures, installations and video works. Its design was inspired by the vision of the late collector and philanthropist Linda Pace and, in part, by the Spanish missions built in the US during the 16th to 19th centuries.

Outside, the lowest 10ft (3m) of the building's skin is polished for passersby to touch. Above that, the concrete wall is described as "rough, sharp, and encrusted with varying shades of red glass."

Two angled skylights on top of the building animate the roofline and let natural light into the three gallery spaces, through which visitors pass on a looped path. There is an adjacent sculpture park outside.

Speaking about the design, Adjaye said: "My goal was to translate Linda's idea into a building that will do justice to her legacy. It is a tremendous responsibility and one that is dear to my heart.

"Linda had a clear vision for how the institution should be an inspirational space for the community and interact with its surroundings, drawing visitors into the jewel-like structure while connecting to the San Antonio landscape. The building creates a narrative journey through the space that allows the collection to be accessed in an organic and meaningful way."

Work on Ruby City was completed in June this year and it opened to the public this weekend.
The gallery is located in San Antonio, Texas Credit: Mark Menjivar
Many of the artworks are from Linda Pace's own collection Credit: Mark Menjivar
There are over 900 paintings, sculptures, installations and video works Credit: Mark Menjivar
Visitors move round the gallery via an "ambulatory loop" Credit: Mark Menjivar
Natural light fills the gallery spaces inside Credit: Mark Menjivar
There are three main gallery spaces inside the building Credit: Mark Menjivar
Work was completed on the building in June 2019 Credit: Dror Baldinger
The building covers 14,000sq ft (1,300sq m) Credit: Dror Baldinger
The upper section of the concrete walls are described as "rough, sharp, and encrusted with varying shades of red glass" Credit: Dror Baldinger
The buildings exterior skin is made of precast concrete Credit: Dror Baldinger
Skylights animate the roofline and allow natural light into the gallery spaces Credit: Dror Baldinger
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David Adjaye's Ruby City art gallery has opened in Texas
POSTED 14 Oct 2019 . BY Stu Robarts
The gallery's design was inspired by the vision of the late collector and philanthropist Linda Pace Credit: Dror Baldinger
The building creates a narrative journey through the space that allows the collection to be accessed in an organic and meaningful way.
– Sir David Adjaye
The Ruby City contemporary art centre, designed by British architect Sir David Adjaye, has opened in San Antonio, Texas.

So-called because of the ruby red colour of its precast concrete exterior, the 14,000sq ft (1,300sq m) gallery houses more than 900 paintings, sculptures, installations and video works. Its design was inspired by the vision of the late collector and philanthropist Linda Pace and, in part, by the Spanish missions built in the US during the 16th to 19th centuries.

Outside, the lowest 10ft (3m) of the building's skin is polished for passersby to touch. Above that, the concrete wall is described as "rough, sharp, and encrusted with varying shades of red glass."

Two angled skylights on top of the building animate the roofline and let natural light into the three gallery spaces, through which visitors pass on a looped path. There is an adjacent sculpture park outside.

Speaking about the design, Adjaye said: "My goal was to translate Linda's idea into a building that will do justice to her legacy. It is a tremendous responsibility and one that is dear to my heart.

"Linda had a clear vision for how the institution should be an inspirational space for the community and interact with its surroundings, drawing visitors into the jewel-like structure while connecting to the San Antonio landscape. The building creates a narrative journey through the space that allows the collection to be accessed in an organic and meaningful way."

Work on Ruby City was completed in June this year and it opened to the public this weekend.
The gallery is located in San Antonio, Texas Credit: Mark Menjivar
Many of the artworks are from Linda Pace's own collection Credit: Mark Menjivar
There are over 900 paintings, sculptures, installations and video works Credit: Mark Menjivar
Visitors move round the gallery via an "ambulatory loop" Credit: Mark Menjivar
Natural light fills the gallery spaces inside Credit: Mark Menjivar
There are three main gallery spaces inside the building Credit: Mark Menjivar
Work was completed on the building in June 2019 Credit: Dror Baldinger
The building covers 14,000sq ft (1,300sq m) Credit: Dror Baldinger
The upper section of the concrete walls are described as "rough, sharp, and encrusted with varying shades of red glass" Credit: Dror Baldinger
The buildings exterior skin is made of precast concrete Credit: Dror Baldinger
Skylights animate the roofline and allow natural light into the gallery spaces Credit: Dror Baldinger
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