(2014 - 2019)
Soft & hard landscape design
Carmody Groarke architects
Civic Trust Awards Regional Finalist 2019,
LI Awards 2020 Finalist - Excellence in Landscape Design,
RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist 2021
Landscape design for new museum on the shore of Lake Windermere, including working collections of boats and a conservation workshop.
The copper clad buildings are raised on a tough exposed concrete plinth, above flood levels, with extensive areas of gravel surfacing referencing the site’s history of stone extraction from the lake bed.
Jetties, slipways and a working boatyard serve the museum, while the wider landscape comprises a more agricultural aesthetic with gently mounded meadows and vegetated drainage swales, which take car park and field run-off to a reedbed.
Herbaceous planting within the wetland and gravel areas forms delicate counterpoint to the tough materiality of the museum complex.
Further features include a model boating pond, picnic area, woodland planting and a play boat for children.