The Collection, Lincoln


The Collection Lincoln
The Collection, LincolnDesigned by Panter Hudspith, The Collection is an attractive public space that matches historical Lincoln.



In 2000 Lincoln City Council with Lincolnshire County Council launched an RIBA competition to select an architect for the design of a new museum and masterplanning exercise in the centre of Lincoln.

Seventy-nine expressions of interest were received from competitors worldwide. Five were selected for interview and Panter Hudspith Architects was announced as the winner. Panter Hudpith then worked in close consultation with English Heritage and CABE on the design to respond to its historical context. The museum was officially opened to the public in May 2005.

The design of the museum creates connections through the site and improves links with the Usher Gallery and adjoining Temple Gardens. The external courtyard is designed to allow the activities within the museum to spill out in summer months, whilst also creating a new public space for Lincoln. The forms of the building fracture as they follow the contours up the hill, towards the Cathedral, opening up routes and views through the site. The new museum is a landmark building for the city of Lincoln.


RIBA Award 2006

Gulbenkian Prize - Shortlisted 2006

East Midlands Property Awards – Design Excellence 2006

Green Organisation’s Silver Green Apple Environmental Award 2006

The Concrete Society Overall Award 2006

Natural Stone Awards – Highly Commended 2006

AIA Design in Excellence Award 2007


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