Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre Building

Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre, Yorkshire Building, Photo, Design, Property, Image

Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre Development in Northern England – design by Edward Cullinan Architects

30 May 2009

Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre Building

Location: Yorkshire, northern England

Date built: 1993

Design: Edward Cullinan Architects

Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre Yorkshire

Located just north of the historic abbey building, which is down in the valley.

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photos © Adrian Welch

RIBA Awards 1993 National Award

In 1987 the National Trust commissioned Edward Cullinan Architects to design a Visitor Centre and a new landscaped car park at the World Architectural Heritage Site at Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire. The site is high up above the valley of the River Skell and Fountains Abbey, which John Aislabie included into the landscaped gardens of Studley Royal in the early 1700s.

The external elevations of the building are made of dry-stone walls under clerestory glazing, itself protected by steeply pitched stone tile roofs with oversailing eaves.

Informaiton partial source: http://cullinanstudio.com/project/fountains-abbey-visitor-centre


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