Carisbrooke Castle, Visitor Centre

The Practice was commissioned by English Heritage to prepare a feasibility for the provision of a new admissions building at Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight. The Castle, a classic motte-and-bailey type dates from 1100 and stands close to the geographic centre of the Island. The feasibility study proposed locating the new building adjacent to the medieval bridge and gatehouse on a previously excavated section of the outer earthworks. The resulting building is a bold design echoing the forms of earlier vernacular buildings on the site but completed using contemporary construction techniques.

The Visitor Admissions building has been cited by English Heritage as a highly successful example of new design in a sensitive setting.

The Practice was commissioned by English Heritage to prepare a feasibility for the provision of a new admissions building at Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight. The Castle, a classic motte-and-bailey type dates from 1100 and stands close to the geographic centre of the Island. The feasibility study proposed locating the new building adjacent to the medieval bridge and gatehouse on a previously excavated section of the outer earthworks. The resulting building is a bold design echoing the forms of earlier vernacular buildings on the site but completed using contemporary construction techniques.

The Visitor Admissions building has been cited by English Heritage as a highly successful example of new design in a sensitive setting.

The Practice was commissioned by English Heritage to prepare a feasibility for the provision of a new admissions building at Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight. The Castle, a classic motte-and-bailey type dates from 1100 and stands close to the geographic centre of the Island. The feasibility study proposed locating the new building adjacent to the medieval bridge and gatehouse on a previously excavated section of the outer earthworks. The resulting building is a bold design echoing the forms of earlier vernacular buildings on the site but completed using contemporary construction techniques.

The Visitor Admissions building has been cited by English Heritage as a highly successful example of new design in a sensitive setting.

The Practice was commissioned by English Heritage to prepare a feasibility for the provision of a new admissions building at Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight. The Castle, a classic motte-and-bailey type dates from 1100 and stands close to the geographic centre of the Island. The feasibility study proposed locating the new building adjacent to the medieval bridge and gatehouse on a previously excavated section of the outer earthworks. The resulting building is a bold design echoing the forms of earlier vernacular buildings on the site but completed using contemporary construction techniques.

The Visitor Admissions building has been cited by English Heritage as a highly successful example of new design in a sensitive setting.

The Practice was commissioned by English Heritage to prepare a feasibility for the provision of a new admissions building at Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight. The Castle, a classic motte-and-bailey type dates from 1100 and stands close to the geographic centre of the Island. The feasibility study proposed locating the new building adjacent to the medieval bridge and gatehouse on a previously excavated section of the outer earthworks. The resulting building is a bold design echoing the forms of earlier vernacular buildings on the site but completed using contemporary construction techniques.

The Visitor Admissions building has been cited by English Heritage as a highly successful example of new design in a sensitive setting.