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Beamish Visitor Centre, County Durham, United Kingdom 
Tuesday 27 Jun 2006
 
Simple and legible 
 
 
 
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Benson + Forsyth LLP win international competition for Beamish Visitor Center 

London-based architectural practice Benson + Forsyth LLP proposed a simple block type building for a new visitor center at Beamish, The North of England open air museum. This new landmark visitor center will be the gateway of the museum which enhances visitors' experience, and is the first stage of a huge project to propel it to the world-class museum. The plan provides a center hall, temporary exhibition gallery, lecture theatre, shop and cafe, and features an umbrella-like roof which admits light and warmth to the spaces below. The simple, legible figure reflects the simplicity and legibility of the spatial and functional organisation of the building, which allows visitors' effortless access and the full capacity.

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Status Competition
Value 8.7(m€)
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