Chichester, West Sussex
Keith Williams Architects
A new museum, sited over the remains of the Roman thermal baths, comprises a series of display galleries set above a large hall cantilevering over the original archaeology.
Civic Trust Award 2013, and Michael Middleton Special Award.
The foundations design has been driven by the need to minimise impact on the sensitive archeology below, whilst an in-situ RC frame deals with the complicated geometry needed to maximise natural daylight and ventilation.
A bespoke concrete mix was developed for the exposed structure with a light-coloured, glittering finish made by carbonate blasting a bespoke concrete mix, rich in mica.