Mount Stuart Rothesay Visitor’s Centre, Bute

Munkenbeck + Marshall Architects, Mount Stuart, Bute House, Photos, Building

Mount Stuart – Visitor’s Centre : Bute Building

Rothesay, western Scotland – design by munkenbeck + marshall architects

27 May 2011

Mount Stuart

Photos of Mount Stuart Visitor’s Centre on the Isle of Bute ten years after completion:

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photos © Tom Manley

Mount Stuart Visitor’s Centre

Isle of Bute, Argyll

Contact: +44 (0)1700 503 877 fax: +44 (0)1700 505 313

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Mount Stuart photo © Keith Kunter from munkenbeck + marshall architects limited

Description: Mount Stuart is a spectacular High Victorian Gothic house, conceived by the 3rd Marquess of Bute (1847-1900)

Architect: original house by Robert Rowand Anderson from Edinburgh; visitor centre by munkenbeck + marshall architects limited from London

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Mount Stuart images © Keith Hunter from munkenbeck + marshall architects limited

Mount Stuart
Context: 300 acres of woodlands, arboretum, exotic gardens
Facilities: shop, restaurant, adventure play + picnic areas
Tours: guided tours of Mount Stuart House and gardens available
Access: by ferry from Wemyss Bay, Renfrewshire or Colintraive in Argyll. by bus from Rothesay to Mount Stuart – 5 miles

Contact Mount Stuart: contactus@mountstuart.com

Mount Stuart Visitor’s Centre
Architect: Munkenbeck + Marshall Architects
Client: Mount Stuart Trust Ltd
Completed: Jun 2001
Project cost: £1m

The brief for the Mount Stuart Visitor’s Centre project was to create a modern, original visitor centre building in its own right, distinct from the existing Mount Stuart House – to excite visitors as well as accommodate them.

An extremely elegant and essentially simple solution to the requirements of a visitor centre. The Mount Stuart Visitor’s Centre building and display are harmoniously integrated. Good landscaping and a good relationship with existing timber buildings. Beautifully detailed by Munkenbeck + Marshall, delicately sited and consistently cool.

Mount Stuart building images / infomration from RIAS / Munkenbeck + Marshall Architects, 27 Sep 2002

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mount stuart: images © keith hunter from munkenbeck + marshall architects limited

Mount Stuart Visitor’s Centre design : Munkenbeck + Marshall Architects


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