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Chatham dockyard museum shortlisted for Stirling prize

by Natalie Vincent Wed 30 August 2017, 10:08 am

Not content with sweeping the board at this yearís RIBA Design Awards, Chathamís Historic Dockyard can now boast another achievement: its Command Of The Oceans museum is now shortlisted for the 2017 Stirling Prize.

The Historic Dockyard Chatham, image courtesy of The Wood Awards

Notable for housing the ship Namur previously hidden below ground at the dockyard, the building comprises four galleries that detail Chatham’s significant naval heritage. Having won the RIBA South East Award, South East Conservation Award and South East Building of the Year in June, this latest announcement marks an impressive year for the attraction, designed by London firm, Baynes and Mitchell Architects.

Chief architect Alan Mitchell said: “We feel extremely honoured that Command of the Oceans has been shortlisted for this year’s Stirling Prize. The nomination reflects the passion, effort and support of the whole design, client and building team throughout the process, from tiny, initial sketch to beautiful, completed project. It has been a pleasure to have had the opportunity to work in such an interesting and important historic location.”

The Stirling Prize winner will be announced on 31 October at the Camden Roundhouse, London. 

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