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Products: The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

A selection of the products specified for Sidell Gibson Architects and John Miller + Partners’ Beaney House of Art & Knowledge

Architect’s choices

Internally the concept for choice of materials in the new build elements was for high quality, robust finishes with an emphasis on light hues to enhance and maximise the quality of natural daylight, especially in the triple height atrium, in contrast with the curatorial requirements for lower light levels in the galleries.

In discrete areas, such as the new library with low ceilings and deep space, daylight rendered up-lighting in the ceiling coffers visually heighten the spaces and hardwearing rubber floor finishes reduce impact noise.

Externally, the choice of materials was largely controlled by Canterbury’s Conservation policy and the perceived need for the new to conform to its immediate setting.

  • Richard Brearley, partner, Sidell Gibson Architects

Ceramic floor tiles, atrium flooring and staircase risers and treads

Marazzi Sistem N Neutro Bianco, 600mm x 600mm with stair nosing in contrasting Neutro Tortora

www.marazzi.it/en

 

Rubber flooring

2mm Noraplan Signa rubber sheet

www.Nora.com/uk

 

American White Oak parquet

American white oak parquet, supplied by T. Westby & Co

 

In-situ terrazzo flooring (new and repairs)

WB Simpson (terrazzo) 6mm multi coloured in-situ marble aggregate

www.wbsimpsonsons.co.uk

 

Architectural metalwork, structural glass balustrades & ceiling louvres

Diva Metalwork bespoke products

www.divametalwork.co.uk

 

External facing brickwork

Weinerberger Blended Orange Gilt Stock and Classic Blue Multi

www.wienerberger.co.uk

 

Thermal insulation

100mm-thick Pavatherm plus interlocking sheets

www.natural-building.co.uk

 

External render

Baumit Fibrous lightweight render

www.limetechnology.co.uk

 

Decorative glass panels

Bespoke design by Laura Thomas, as part of ‘Museum Maker’ initiative. Bespoke woven textiles laminated in glass product

www.laurathomas.co.uk

 

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