Cultural > Kent County Archive, Kent

This proposal combined a new visitor’s facility for Leeds Castle in Kent with a new County Archive in a highly sensitive historic setting. The building creates a new threshold to the castle, one of the nations most visited destinations.

By working with the natural contours of the site the bulk and impact of the building is substantially reduced. The building was conceived as a terraced land form and must handle large visitor numbers at peak times, while providing a quiet setting for archive visitors and readers.

Client: Undisclosed
Current Status: Competition