The aim of the project was to provide improved visitor and staff facilities, and an upgraded museum building to meet modern curatorial standards and encourage visitors into the ruins. Parts of the timber structure of the old visitor centre were retained and a new central hall was inserted into the existing L-shaped plan. The structure is a series of arches which responds to the view of the abbey ruins. East and west gables of the visitor centre are entirely glazed. Materials used include engineered timber, zinc and polished concrete. Glass allows natural light in and emphasises the structural frame internally and externally.
Rievaulx Abbey Visitor Centre
HELMSLEY YO62 5LB
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