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BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Location
:
Gateshead
Sector
:
Galleries / Museums
Architect
:
EWATM Architects
Structural Engineer
:
Atelier One
Quantity Surveyor
:
Boydens
Link
:
The BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art
Value
:
£27m
Dates
:
1994 - 2002
Current Status
:
Completed
Description
:
The 3000m conversion of the Baltic Flour Mills (originally built as a cluster of cylindrical concrete grain silos) into the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art was completed in 2002.

This challenging project, involving gallery space, studios, restaurants, library, archive and retail outlets, is served by a pioneering energy centre.

The energy centre has a natural gas fuelled 'tri-generation' system, which provides the building's space heating in winter, supplies the cooling load in summer (using absorption chillers), and satisfies much of the building's electrical load.

Using waste heat from the generator, to produce heat or 'coolth' on demand, dramatically reduces the Centre's carbon footprint.
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