Located on a site with important archaeological finds, this appropriate and sensitive building is the gateway to understanding the history and culture of the region. The spatial arrangements are simply but carefully designed and detailed with imaginative use of materials - stone and timber. The relationship with the land and the building's use of section to move people down a natural level change are handled well.
This is a building where the structure and the content easily complement one other. The exhibition is informative both for school children and for more expert visitors. Issues of ecology and sustainability are addressed in a sensitive manner. Attention to detail is carried through in to the landscape with a playful bridge which encourages guests to explore the archaeology and the natural setting.