First photos of David Chipperfield’s new Royal Academy of Arts campus opening this weekend

            <img src="" border="0" />The <a href="" rel="nofollow" >Royal Academy of Arts</a> in London is in extraordinary party mode: to celebrate the institution's 250th anniversary, the RA will host a weekend-long art festival on May 19 and 20 with plenty of events, tours, performances, tours, displays, and DJ sets. <br>
At the heart of the festivities is the grand opening of the new RA campus, a major redevelopment designed by David Chipperfield Architects which will dramatically increase available spaces to present to the public historic pieces from its vast collection, work of its Royal Academicians and the RA schools as well as hosting events and exhibitions.

Weston Bridge and The Lovelace Courtyard. Credit: Simon Menges.
"One of the key features of the redevelopment is the new Weston Bridge between Burlington House and Burlington Gardens, uniting the two-acre campus and creating a new route between Piccadilly and Mayfair," the RA project outline explains.
Weston Bridge. Credit: Simon Menges.
"The campus provides 70% more public space tha...

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