Stewart Park Visitors CentrePosted on July 26, 2011
Visitors Centre at Stewart Park
Location : Stewart Park, Middlesbrough
Sectors: Heritage, Sustainability, Retail, Education
Dan Kerr Project Architect at Napper Architects
Part of a £6million (HLF funded) restoration works to the park and the historic buildings within the grounds of the Stewart Park, Captain Cooks birthplace, this timber framed visitors centre provides tourist information, retail, and an education centre.
The Centre is a contemporary intervention providing tactile architecture which is sympathetic and respectful to its context of surrounding Grade II listed buildings
Utilising renewable technologies and construction techniques such as photovoltaics, heat pumps, rainwater harvesting & super insulation the centre continues the tradition of Sir Henry Bolckow in embracing cutting edge technologies of its time. The centre itself is part of the visitors experience and is used as a teaching tool with visual displays of energy and resource production, collection, and usage within the building.