The Museum of Edinburgh - Phase 1

Benjamin Tindall Architects

As the first part of a long term project, the provision of new entrance, reception and shop for the Museum of Edinburgh was enabled by forming a new AV exhibition and link to Acheson House. Independent offices for the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust were incorporated into Acheson House at the same time, creating a new cultural centre on the Canongate. This was achieved within the framework of the largest surviving collection of late 16th century urban buildings. Artistic touches such as beautiful lettering by artist Susie Leiper were incorporated into the design, and the revitalised exterior is designed to reflect the rich and varied history of the buildings and former vibrancy of the Canongate Burgh.

Location

The Museum of Edinburgh
140-146 Canongate
EDINBURGH EH8 8DD
United Kingdom

Contact

Caroline Slater
Project Architect
info@benjamintindallarchitects.co.uk

Client

City of Edinburgh Council

Completed

May 2012

Size

612.5 m.

Categories

  • Arts
  • Commercial
  • Conservation
  • Historic
  • Interior design
  • Landscaping
  • Public
  • Refurbishment
  • Retail