Downland GridShell by Edward Cullinan Architects

Monday, May 12, 2008

PROJECT: Downland Gridshell
LOCATION: Weald & Downland Museum, Sussex, England
DATE: 1996 - 2002

ECA collaborated with the engineers Buro Happold and Green Oak Carpentry Company to develop this innovative, low energy structure.

The lower level, the Archive, serves as the Museum's storage, administration centre and exhibition hall. Sunken into the ground, it protects its contents from weather changes, using minimal energy.

The upper level, the Workshop, is the space for the Museum's carpenters to restore and build the timber frames that will go into the Museum's many collected buildings.

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