RIBA South East Building of the Year Award

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Sussex | Adam Richards Architects

The client sought an arts and craft museum that could be formed out of an existing former village school and nearby traditional barn. 
The architect has carefully inserted two new barn forms between the school and existing barn which has been renovated and converted to contain the entrance, ticketing, display and cafe. The next barn achieves a transition in level to meet the school ground floor level. The succeeding new barn is clad in copper and marks the commencement of the exhibition with a storage facility behind. The major exhibition space has been laid out beautifully. This room is enfiladed with an exquisite 'chapel' like room - which enshrines a printing press side lit by slow windows. 

Source: RIBA