A short visit to Margate
Once the weather forecast picked up it seemed a good time to visit the beach, Margate was the destination.
Margate is now home to the Turner Art Gallery, a new building by David Chipperfield. The white collection of buildings mimics sails, especially in its position at the edge of the promenade. The design has a rhythmical grey cladding, polished handrails and simple concrete hard landscaping to its periphery. The balustrades at the upper level which were flat bars disappeared from vision at certain angles and just a sparkle from their highly polished surface reminds you of the glistening water in the backdrop, the flooring made from broken cockle shells from the beach. Inside the foyer large grand scaled glass windows displayed the main art piece of Margate, the sea and beyond. The stairs, also in concrete had double underlit sides so the wall and staircase always remain parted. Doors were designed to be flush with the walls, lights mainly hidden from sight and large glass aluminium framed doors separated the gallerys everything in an enlarged scale. Even when leaving the shadows outside has changed so much that the triangulation of the roofs looked like paper boats.