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Tate St Ives - Palais de Danse - Architect, Lead Designer and Heritage Specialist, Structural Engineer and MEP Engineer.

Publication Platform
Cabinet Office

Publication Date
04 January 2023

11:59pm, 06 February 2023

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Palais de Danse is one of the most unique spaces in St Ives. Formerly a cinema and dance hall, it was used by Barbara Hepworth from 1961 onwards as her second studio where she created some of her largest sculptures. The Palais is both deeply rooted in community memory and central to Hepworth's artistic legacy worldwide, and holds significance for local residents as well as historians and enthusiasts of modern art. Tate are looking to appoint a professional team to support this ambition and to realise an innovative design response to give the unique heritage of the Palais de Danse a new life. The architectural and engineering solution will secure the building for future public use and open it up to a broad range of visitors. A successful project will balance Tate's aspirations with the artistic, social, and architectural heritage significance of the Grade II listed structure and regenerate the site in a sustainable way for the future generations.