A selection of the products specified for Sidell Gibson Architects and John Miller + Partners’ Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
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
2mm Noraplan Signa rubber sheet
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
Architectural metalwork, structural glass balustrades & ceiling louvres
Diva Metalwork bespoke products
External facing brickwork
Weinerberger Blended Orange Gilt Stock and Classic Blue Multi
100mm-thick Pavatherm plus interlocking sheets
Baumit Fibrous lightweight render
Decorative glass panels
Bespoke design by Laura Thomas, as part of ‘Museum Maker’ initiative. Bespoke woven textiles laminated in glass product