mary rose museum, portsmouth
An innovative museum permanently housing the hull of Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose, and recreating the wreck of the ship's missing side. The boat-shaped museum is clad in black timber planks, reflecting the structure of the original ship. Timber is inscribed with carvings traditionally used by the crew to identify their personal belongings.
fabrik proposals set the contemporary museum within an appropriately restored historic dockland and its numerous Grade I and II* listed buildings, adjacent to HMS Victory. A minimal palette of hard materials has been used to create a sense of drama on the approach to the building.
Museum and Heritage Awards 2014 - Restoration or Conservation Award
RIBA South Awards 2014 - Winner
Building Awards 2014 - Building Magazine Project of the Year
images 1-2 - courtesy of Hufton+Crow
images 3-4 - courtesy of Wilkinson Eyre