Ditchling Museum of Art

Adam Richards Architects, East Sussex, 2013

 

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Expansion of the museum that contains works by artists and craftsmen who came to live and work in Ditchling in the first half of the 20th century

The museum in a a former village school has been revamped with a new build structure carefully sandwiched between existing structures.

Internally the museum's orientation has been reversed with the former lodge, which contains a restored former 18th century cart, turned into an entrance, café and shop. This lodge is connected to the galleries by a terracotta clad link building with stairs up to the and a short lift unit, partly concealed behind a raised and deliberately ‘presented’ slab of engineered wood.

The zinc clad introductory gallery is filled with light because of the full-height glazed central section of the west-facing gable-end. The single, large display case has the same truncated gable-end section as the Guild’s tiny 1921 church on Ditchling Common.

From here the restored original galleries can be accessed.

Data

  • Begun: Apr 2012
  • Completed: Mar 2013
  • Floor area: 580m2
  • Sector: Arts and culture
  • Total cost: £1.1M
  • Procurement: JCT Standard Building Contract with Quantities
  • Address: Lodge Hill Lane, Ditchling, East Sussex, BN6 8SP, United Kingdom

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