Hadrian Awards 2007

The Jerwood Centre

The Jerwood Centre

Hadrian Award Winner 2007, The Jerwood Centre
Northern Architecture
Copyright: Charlotte Wood

Winner, Hadrian Awards 2007


Project: Jerwood Centre, Dove Cottage, Townend, Cumbria


Stages A-B: Benson + Forsyth, London

Stages C-L: Napper Architects, Newcastle upon Tyne

Client: The Wordsworth Trust

Photo: Charlotte Wood

The Jerwood Centre at the Wordsworth Trust was built to house the Wordsworth Trust's collections of books, manuscripts, and fine art. Externally Elterwater stone and slate, lead oak and glass clad the building using references to the local traditional building methods but in a thoroughly modern way. Archive vaults and plant occupy the basement and conservation is carried out on the mid level. The top level provides a reading room which is the architectural highlight. Scholars from all over the world come to the building to study to Wordsworth's life and those of his contemporaries.

The Jerwood Centre

The Jerwood Centre


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