Cathedral Case Study

  • Norwich Cathedral
  • New Visitor and Education Facility
  • Constructed 2009

·        Sensitively re-establishes the medieval west entrance to the Cathedral's cloister.

·        Built on the site of the original pilgrims' guest hall, The Hostry completes the new accommodation at Norwich Cathedral, complementing The Refectory, and 're-animating' the medieval cloister as the heart of the Cathedral precinct.

·        The brief for both projects was to create buildings of such architectural merit that they would enhance and respect the Cathedral complex, increase visitor access across the precinct and resolve disabled access, all in a manner sensitive to existing and theoretical archaeological remains present on both sites.

·        Environmentally sustainable measures have been taken, for instance in the use of natural ventilation, insulation and underfloor heating, all of which have improved the energy efficiency of the new structures, thus the old has been reinvigorated by the new, to create buildings that will continue to stand the test of time.