Whitechapel Art Gallery
DescriptionLimetec hydraulic lime mortar from Limetec has been specified for the ambitious £13 million expansion to the Whitechapel Art Gallery in East London. Designed by Belgian architect Robbrecht en Daem and former Yaya nominee Witherford Watson Mann Architects, the remodeling will unite and preserve two landmark buildings – the gallery and the adjacent Grade II listed library. In view of the historical significance of the buildings, all new building materials had to be carefully chosen. Lime Technology's Limetec® hydraulic lime mortar offered the ideal product to match the existing mortar and maintain the building's integrity. Due to open in the spring of 2009, the expanded Whitechapel is set to become a major cultural resource and destination for the arts and play a pivotal role in the continued growth of East London and its transformation into the most vibrant contemporary arts quarter in the world.