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Chipperfield to extend Geffrye Museum

David Chipperfield has been appointed to design exhibition spaces and a new library for the Geffrye Museum in London

Scheduled to completed in 2015, the ‘Museum of the Home’ project aims to establish the museum as a centre for ‘learning and discovery’, upgrading its circulation spaces and creating a new entrance addressing the recently opened Hoxton Railway Station nearby.

David Chipperfield said: ‘We are delighted to have been appointed by the Geffrye Museum to further our work that started with the masterplan in 2009 leading to a detailed proposal for this unique institution.’

In July 2009, the practice beat a five-strong shortlist including Wilkinson Eyre, Dixon Jones and Stanton Williams, to win the job to masterplan the 2,500m² project.

David Dewing, Geffrye Museum director added: ‘This is an important and challenging journey for the museum, and we are delighted to be working with David Chipperfield and his team on this exciting project. 

‘Their approach is thoughtful, clear and highly professional.  David Chipperfield Architects show great confidence in their ability to resolve the complicated and sensitive planning and design issues involved with creating innovative interventions whilst maintaining the quality and integrity of the Geffrye’s existing buildings and gardens.’

The project won Heritage Lottery Fund backing in May.

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