CLIENT: 78 Derngate / COMPLETION: In Progress / LOCATION: Derngate, Northampton
78 Derngate Visitor Centre
78 Derngate is at the heart of ‘The Cultural Quarter’ of Northampton. Remodelled by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1916 for the Bassett Lowke family, Morton Wykes Kramer have now been asked to design a new visitors’ area. 78 Derngate provides guided tours, that the current waiting area cannot accommodate due to its small size. We have designed a 25-metre-squared extension, a new mezzanine level and coffee room. The proposed structural glazing will reduce the visual impact of the Atrium when set against the neighbouring buildings. The frameless glass conservatory is a revolutionary alternative to the existing black frame. The frameless conservatory will allow visitors to enjoy he back of the house, something they otherwise might not have seen before as it is weather dependent.
Director: Dominic Kramer
Architect: Beata Ogrodnik
Architectural Asssitant: Julia Radka