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Norwich Cathedral Visitors Centre

Hopkins Architects

Norwich Cathedral and its adjacent cloister is a renowned historic monument drawing large numbers of tourists and the faithful. The Cathedral Chapter first tackled the question of improving visitor facilities in the Seventies, realising a series modernisation projects.
The latest intervention, developed by the Hopkins Partnership, involved the refurbishment and reconstruction of the south and west wings of the cloister. While reflecting contemporary architectural design, the project takes its cue from the ancient traditions of worship, hospitality and teaching of the Benedictine monks who managed the cloister in the Middle Ages.
New spaces have been super-posed or integrated into the ancient cloister structure, site of the former Refectory and Hostry, or guest hall. Heritage conservation restrictions and the condition of the ancient architecture required all add-ons be...

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