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Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre

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

30 May 2009

Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre Building

Location: Yorkshire, northern England, UK

Date built: 1993

Design: Edward Cullinan Architects (ECA)

Fountains Abbey Visitor Centre Yorkshire

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

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photos © Adrian Welch

This delightfully calm and humble building won a 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 the historic building, 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.

Design Team:

EC Harris, Jampel Davidson & Bell, MEDA, John Herbert Partnership, Airey & Coles, Weaver Construction.

Architectural Awards for this building:

Civic Trust Award: 1996
BCI Awards Special Commendation: 1993
RIBA Award: 1993
Europa Nostra Medal of Honour: 1992

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

Location: Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, England, UK

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Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey-and-studley-royal-water-garden