05.08.2015Turner Contemporary named 21st century British landmark

Turner Contemporary in Margate has been chosen as one of 21 landmarks that define Britain in the 21st century. Among the celebrated structures are Sir Antony Gormley’s Angel of the North, St Paul’s Cathedral in London and Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. 

The Independent Traveller, along with BA's High Life magazine, has asked people to nominate structures that best represent the country today. The public votes were then presented for consideration to a panel of judges, who made their final decision at London’s Hotel Café Royal.

Iwona Blazwick, director of Whitechapel Gallery and member of the jury, said "the architect, David Chipperfield, has built something which pays tribute to Turner himself and puts something on the horizon. It's a great journey to go inside it. It's transformed Margate."

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