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MAIDSTONE MUSEUM

We won an RIBA competition for the design of a new East Wing for the Grade 2* listed Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery. The striking design has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was officially opened in March 2012. Our work comprises two gold copper alloy shingle and glass clad extensions and a series of refurbished spaces, which ensure the long-term preservation of the collections and create greater public involvement in the museum.

The museum is owned and operated by Maidstone Borough Council. The core of the museum is an Elizabethan manor house dating from 1561. This building, acquired by the Council in 1855, was opened as a museum in 1858. The museum’s collections of 600,000 artefacts and specimens are outstanding in their diversity and quality, forming the largest mixed collections in Kent and one of the largest in the south east of England. Some collections are of national and even international importance.

Our scheme creates a new entrance facing Maidstone’s main shopping street, a study area overlooking the gardens, new gallery spaces including a new home for the Museum’s outstanding collection of Japanese art, educational facilities, a new enlarged shop, new public toilets and improved storage areas and, within currently inaccessible areas between the existing buildings, a new public courtyard facing the historic elevations of the original building.

Location
Maidstone, Kent (UK)

Date
2007 – 2012

Project team
Hugh Broughton Architects
AECOM (multi disciplinary engineers)
Ralph Appelbaum (exhibition designers)
GB Fitzsimon (cost consultants)
ARC (CGI visuals)
Hufton Crow / Matt Chisnall (Photography)

Awards
RIBA Downland Award for Architecture
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Cultural Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Heritage Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Retrofit Project of the Year'
Civic Trust Commendation
Kent Design & Development Awards Commendation
ELLE Deco British Design Awards finalist
Surface Design Awards finalist
LEAF Awards finalist

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MAIDSTONE MUSEUM

We won an RIBA competition for the design of a new East Wing for the Grade 2* listed Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery. The striking design has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was officially opened in March 2012. Our work comprises two gold copper alloy shingle and glass clad extensions and a series of refurbished spaces, which ensure the long-term preservation of the collections and create greater public involvement in the museum.

The museum is owned and operated by Maidstone Borough Council. The core of the museum is an Elizabethan manor house dating from 1561. This building, acquired by the Council in 1855, was opened as a museum in 1858. The museum’s collections of 600,000 artefacts and specimens are outstanding in their diversity and quality, forming the largest mixed collections in Kent and one of the largest in the south east of England. Some collections are of national and even international importance.

Our scheme creates a new entrance facing Maidstone’s main shopping street, a study area overlooking the gardens, new gallery spaces including a new home for the Museum’s outstanding collection of Japanese art, educational facilities, a new enlarged shop, new public toilets and improved storage areas and, within currently inaccessible areas between the existing buildings, a new public courtyard facing the historic elevations of the original building.

Location
Maidstone, Kent (UK)

Date
2007 – 2012

Project team
Hugh Broughton Architects
AECOM (multi disciplinary engineers)
Ralph Appelbaum (exhibition designers)
GB Fitzsimon (cost consultants)
ARC (CGI visuals)
Hufton Crow / Matt Chisnall (Photography)

Awards
RIBA Downland Award for Architecture
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Cultural Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Heritage Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Retrofit Project of the Year'
Civic Trust Commendation
Kent Design & Development Awards Commendation
ELLE Deco British Design Awards finalist
Surface Design Awards finalist
LEAF Awards finalist

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MAIDSTONE MUSEUM

We won an RIBA competition for the design of a new East Wing for the Grade 2* listed Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery. The striking design has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was officially opened in March 2012. Our work comprises two gold copper alloy shingle and glass clad extensions and a series of refurbished spaces, which ensure the long-term preservation of the collections and create greater public involvement in the museum.

The museum is owned and operated by Maidstone Borough Council. The core of the museum is an Elizabethan manor house dating from 1561. This building, acquired by the Council in 1855, was opened as a museum in 1858. The museum’s collections of 600,000 artefacts and specimens are outstanding in their diversity and quality, forming the largest mixed collections in Kent and one of the largest in the south east of England. Some collections are of national and even international importance.

Our scheme creates a new entrance facing Maidstone’s main shopping street, a study area overlooking the gardens, new gallery spaces including a new home for the Museum’s outstanding collection of Japanese art, educational facilities, a new enlarged shop, new public toilets and improved storage areas and, within currently inaccessible areas between the existing buildings, a new public courtyard facing the historic elevations of the original building.

Location
Maidstone, Kent (UK)

Date
2007 – 2012

Project team
Hugh Broughton Architects
AECOM (multi disciplinary engineers)
Ralph Appelbaum (exhibition designers)
GB Fitzsimon (cost consultants)
ARC (CGI visuals)
Hufton Crow / Matt Chisnall (Photography)

Awards
RIBA Downland Award for Architecture
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Cultural Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Heritage Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Retrofit Project of the Year'
Civic Trust Commendation
Kent Design & Development Awards Commendation
ELLE Deco British Design Awards finalist
Surface Design Awards finalist
LEAF Awards finalist

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MAIDSTONE MUSEUM

We won an RIBA competition for the design of a new East Wing for the Grade 2* listed Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery. The striking design has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was officially opened in March 2012. Our work comprises two gold copper alloy shingle and glass clad extensions and a series of refurbished spaces, which ensure the long-term preservation of the collections and create greater public involvement in the museum.

The museum is owned and operated by Maidstone Borough Council. The core of the museum is an Elizabethan manor house dating from 1561. This building, acquired by the Council in 1855, was opened as a museum in 1858. The museum’s collections of 600,000 artefacts and specimens are outstanding in their diversity and quality, forming the largest mixed collections in Kent and one of the largest in the south east of England. Some collections are of national and even international importance.

Our scheme creates a new entrance facing Maidstone’s main shopping street, a study area overlooking the gardens, new gallery spaces including a new home for the Museum’s outstanding collection of Japanese art, educational facilities, a new enlarged shop, new public toilets and improved storage areas and, within currently inaccessible areas between the existing buildings, a new public courtyard facing the historic elevations of the original building.

Location
Maidstone, Kent (UK)

Date
2007 – 2012

Project team
Hugh Broughton Architects
AECOM (multi disciplinary engineers)
Ralph Appelbaum (exhibition designers)
GB Fitzsimon (cost consultants)
ARC (CGI visuals)
Hufton Crow / Matt Chisnall (Photography)

Awards
RIBA Downland Award for Architecture
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Cultural Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Heritage Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Retrofit Project of the Year'
Civic Trust Commendation
Kent Design & Development Awards Commendation
ELLE Deco British Design Awards finalist
Surface Design Awards finalist
LEAF Awards finalist

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MAIDSTONE MUSEUM

We won an RIBA competition for the design of a new East Wing for the Grade 2* listed Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery. The striking design has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was officially opened in March 2012. Our work comprises two gold copper alloy shingle and glass clad extensions and a series of refurbished spaces, which ensure the long-term preservation of the collections and create greater public involvement in the museum.

The museum is owned and operated by Maidstone Borough Council. The core of the museum is an Elizabethan manor house dating from 1561. This building, acquired by the Council in 1855, was opened as a museum in 1858. The museum’s collections of 600,000 artefacts and specimens are outstanding in their diversity and quality, forming the largest mixed collections in Kent and one of the largest in the south east of England. Some collections are of national and even international importance.

Our scheme creates a new entrance facing Maidstone’s main shopping street, a study area overlooking the gardens, new gallery spaces including a new home for the Museum’s outstanding collection of Japanese art, educational facilities, a new enlarged shop, new public toilets and improved storage areas and, within currently inaccessible areas between the existing buildings, a new public courtyard facing the historic elevations of the original building.

Location
Maidstone, Kent (UK)

Date
2007 – 2012

Project team
Hugh Broughton Architects
AECOM (multi disciplinary engineers)
Ralph Appelbaum (exhibition designers)
GB Fitzsimon (cost consultants)
ARC (CGI visuals)
Hufton Crow / Matt Chisnall (Photography)

Awards
RIBA Downland Award for Architecture
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Cultural Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Heritage Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Retrofit Project of the Year'
Civic Trust Commendation
Kent Design & Development Awards Commendation
ELLE Deco British Design Awards finalist
Surface Design Awards finalist
LEAF Awards finalist

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MAIDSTONE MUSEUM

We won an RIBA competition for the design of a new East Wing for the Grade 2* listed Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery. The striking design has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was officially opened in March 2012. Our work comprises two gold copper alloy shingle and glass clad extensions and a series of refurbished spaces, which ensure the long-term preservation of the collections and create greater public involvement in the museum.

The museum is owned and operated by Maidstone Borough Council. The core of the museum is an Elizabethan manor house dating from 1561. This building, acquired by the Council in 1855, was opened as a museum in 1858. The museum’s collections of 600,000 artefacts and specimens are outstanding in their diversity and quality, forming the largest mixed collections in Kent and one of the largest in the south east of England. Some collections are of national and even international importance.

Our scheme creates a new entrance facing Maidstone’s main shopping street, a study area overlooking the gardens, new gallery spaces including a new home for the Museum’s outstanding collection of Japanese art, educational facilities, a new enlarged shop, new public toilets and improved storage areas and, within currently inaccessible areas between the existing buildings, a new public courtyard facing the historic elevations of the original building.

Location
Maidstone, Kent (UK)

Date
2007 – 2012

Project team
Hugh Broughton Architects
AECOM (multi disciplinary engineers)
Ralph Appelbaum (exhibition designers)
GB Fitzsimon (cost consultants)
ARC (CGI visuals)
Hufton Crow / Matt Chisnall (Photography)

Awards
RIBA Downland Award for Architecture
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Cultural Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Heritage Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Retrofit Project of the Year'
Civic Trust Commendation
Kent Design & Development Awards Commendation
ELLE Deco British Design Awards finalist
Surface Design Awards finalist
LEAF Awards finalist

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MAIDSTONE MUSEUM

We won an RIBA competition for the design of a new East Wing for the Grade 2* listed Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery. The striking design has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was officially opened in March 2012. Our work comprises two gold copper alloy shingle and glass clad extensions and a series of refurbished spaces, which ensure the long-term preservation of the collections and create greater public involvement in the museum.

The museum is owned and operated by Maidstone Borough Council. The core of the museum is an Elizabethan manor house dating from 1561. This building, acquired by the Council in 1855, was opened as a museum in 1858. The museum’s collections of 600,000 artefacts and specimens are outstanding in their diversity and quality, forming the largest mixed collections in Kent and one of the largest in the south east of England. Some collections are of national and even international importance.

Our scheme creates a new entrance facing Maidstone’s main shopping street, a study area overlooking the gardens, new gallery spaces including a new home for the Museum’s outstanding collection of Japanese art, educational facilities, a new enlarged shop, new public toilets and improved storage areas and, within currently inaccessible areas between the existing buildings, a new public courtyard facing the historic elevations of the original building.

Location
Maidstone, Kent (UK)

Date
2007 – 2012

Project team
Hugh Broughton Architects
AECOM (multi disciplinary engineers)
Ralph Appelbaum (exhibition designers)
GB Fitzsimon (cost consultants)
ARC (CGI visuals)
Hufton Crow / Matt Chisnall (Photography)

Awards
RIBA Downland Award for Architecture
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Cultural Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Heritage Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Retrofit Project of the Year'
Civic Trust Commendation
Kent Design & Development Awards Commendation
ELLE Deco British Design Awards finalist
Surface Design Awards finalist
LEAF Awards finalist

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MAIDSTONE MUSEUM

We won an RIBA competition for the design of a new East Wing for the Grade 2* listed Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery. The striking design has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was officially opened in March 2012. Our work comprises two gold copper alloy shingle and glass clad extensions and a series of refurbished spaces, which ensure the long-term preservation of the collections and create greater public involvement in the museum.

The museum is owned and operated by Maidstone Borough Council. The core of the museum is an Elizabethan manor house dating from 1561. This building, acquired by the Council in 1855, was opened as a museum in 1858. The museum’s collections of 600,000 artefacts and specimens are outstanding in their diversity and quality, forming the largest mixed collections in Kent and one of the largest in the south east of England. Some collections are of national and even international importance.

Our scheme creates a new entrance facing Maidstone’s main shopping street, a study area overlooking the gardens, new gallery spaces including a new home for the Museum’s outstanding collection of Japanese art, educational facilities, a new enlarged shop, new public toilets and improved storage areas and, within currently inaccessible areas between the existing buildings, a new public courtyard facing the historic elevations of the original building.

Location
Maidstone, Kent (UK)

Date
2007 – 2012

Project team
Hugh Broughton Architects
AECOM (multi disciplinary engineers)
Ralph Appelbaum (exhibition designers)
GB Fitzsimon (cost consultants)
ARC (CGI visuals)
Hufton Crow / Matt Chisnall (Photography)

Awards
RIBA Downland Award for Architecture
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Cultural Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Heritage Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Retrofit Project of the Year'
Civic Trust Commendation
Kent Design & Development Awards Commendation
ELLE Deco British Design Awards finalist
Surface Design Awards finalist
LEAF Awards finalist

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MAIDSTONE MUSEUM

We won an RIBA competition for the design of a new East Wing for the Grade 2* listed Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery. The striking design has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was officially opened in March 2012. Our work comprises two gold copper alloy shingle and glass clad extensions and a series of refurbished spaces, which ensure the long-term preservation of the collections and create greater public involvement in the museum.

The museum is owned and operated by Maidstone Borough Council. The core of the museum is an Elizabethan manor house dating from 1561. This building, acquired by the Council in 1855, was opened as a museum in 1858. The museum’s collections of 600,000 artefacts and specimens are outstanding in their diversity and quality, forming the largest mixed collections in Kent and one of the largest in the south east of England. Some collections are of national and even international importance.

Our scheme creates a new entrance facing Maidstone’s main shopping street, a study area overlooking the gardens, new gallery spaces including a new home for the Museum’s outstanding collection of Japanese art, educational facilities, a new enlarged shop, new public toilets and improved storage areas and, within currently inaccessible areas between the existing buildings, a new public courtyard facing the historic elevations of the original building.

Location
Maidstone, Kent (UK)

Date
2007 – 2012

Project team
Hugh Broughton Architects
AECOM (multi disciplinary engineers)
Ralph Appelbaum (exhibition designers)
GB Fitzsimon (cost consultants)
ARC (CGI visuals)
Hufton Crow / Matt Chisnall (Photography)

Awards
RIBA Downland Award for Architecture
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Cultural Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Heritage Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Retrofit Project of the Year'
Civic Trust Commendation
Kent Design & Development Awards Commendation
ELLE Deco British Design Awards finalist
Surface Design Awards finalist
LEAF Awards finalist

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MAIDSTONE MUSEUM

We won an RIBA competition for the design of a new East Wing for the Grade 2* listed Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery. The striking design has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was officially opened in March 2012. Our work comprises two gold copper alloy shingle and glass clad extensions and a series of refurbished spaces, which ensure the long-term preservation of the collections and create greater public involvement in the museum.

The museum is owned and operated by Maidstone Borough Council. The core of the museum is an Elizabethan manor house dating from 1561. This building, acquired by the Council in 1855, was opened as a museum in 1858. The museum’s collections of 600,000 artefacts and specimens are outstanding in their diversity and quality, forming the largest mixed collections in Kent and one of the largest in the south east of England. Some collections are of national and even international importance.

Our scheme creates a new entrance facing Maidstone’s main shopping street, a study area overlooking the gardens, new gallery spaces including a new home for the Museum’s outstanding collection of Japanese art, educational facilities, a new enlarged shop, new public toilets and improved storage areas and, within currently inaccessible areas between the existing buildings, a new public courtyard facing the historic elevations of the original building.

Location
Maidstone, Kent (UK)

Date
2007 – 2012

Project team
Hugh Broughton Architects
AECOM (multi disciplinary engineers)
Ralph Appelbaum (exhibition designers)
GB Fitzsimon (cost consultants)
ARC (CGI visuals)
Hufton Crow / Matt Chisnall (Photography)

Awards
RIBA Downland Award for Architecture
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Cultural Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Heritage Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Retrofit Project of the Year'
Civic Trust Commendation
Kent Design & Development Awards Commendation
ELLE Deco British Design Awards finalist
Surface Design Awards finalist
LEAF Awards finalist

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MAIDSTONE MUSEUM

We won an RIBA competition for the design of a new East Wing for the Grade 2* listed Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery. The striking design has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and was officially opened in March 2012. Our work comprises two gold copper alloy shingle and glass clad extensions and a series of refurbished spaces, which ensure the long-term preservation of the collections and create greater public involvement in the museum.

The museum is owned and operated by Maidstone Borough Council. The core of the museum is an Elizabethan manor house dating from 1561. This building, acquired by the Council in 1855, was opened as a museum in 1858. The museum’s collections of 600,000 artefacts and specimens are outstanding in their diversity and quality, forming the largest mixed collections in Kent and one of the largest in the south east of England. Some collections are of national and even international importance.

Our scheme creates a new entrance facing Maidstone’s main shopping street, a study area overlooking the gardens, new gallery spaces including a new home for the Museum’s outstanding collection of Japanese art, educational facilities, a new enlarged shop, new public toilets and improved storage areas and, within currently inaccessible areas between the existing buildings, a new public courtyard facing the historic elevations of the original building.

Location
Maidstone, Kent (UK)

Date
2007 – 2012

Project team
Hugh Broughton Architects
AECOM (multi disciplinary engineers)
Ralph Appelbaum (exhibition designers)
GB Fitzsimon (cost consultants)
ARC (CGI visuals)
Hufton Crow / Matt Chisnall (Photography)

Awards
RIBA Downland Award for Architecture
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Cultural Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Heritage Building of the Year'
AJ Retrofit Awards 'Retrofit Project of the Year'
Civic Trust Commendation
Kent Design & Development Awards Commendation
ELLE Deco British Design Awards finalist
Surface Design Awards finalist
LEAF Awards finalist

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