Windermere Jetty Museum shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize

Well done to the team up at Windemere Jetty Museum who have been shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize, one of the most coveted architectural prizes in the country, given to the architect of the building thought to be the most significant of the year for the evolution of architecture and the built environment.

The museum, which was created for Lakeland Arts, was also named North West Building of the Year by RIBA. No museum building has won the Stirling Prize this century, making the nomination even more impressive!

The building has been praised for it’s connection to the landscape in which it is built, with the judges saying: ‘the building’s important relationship to the lake, and its setting in the National Park, is reflected in exemplary strategies for water, land use and ecology. The building touches the earth lightly and sits comfortably in its setting. New landscaping complements the existing and is designed to enhance biodiversity; water use has been minimised and sustainable drainage strategies implemented.’

The winner will be announced on 14th October.

What a great time to go and visit Windemere Jetty Museum! The Museum and café are open daily from 10am-5pm. Find out more here.

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