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Whitehaven Harbour

Whitehaven Harbour Development
Location : Whitehaven, Cumbria
Sectors: Residential, Commercial, Masterplanning, Heritage
Will Mawson Designer at Napper Architects

Whitehaven is a historic costal town where an opportunity to develop a large section of the harbour front arose. The design strategy was to incorporate historical context reintroducing an old route to through the site and keeping the original sandstone public baths façade.

Reinterpreting the simplicity of the vernacular style and materials in a contemporary way; solidity and vibrancy of local sandstone is played off against subtle white render creating a solid rhythm along the frontage. The strong urban block is metaphorically eroded away by the organic form of the timber brise soleil softening the façade and giving greater tactility to the south.