Bowes Museum

A competition winning design for the Bowes Museum in County Durham, England, which will be both visually exciting and very practical in accommodating the needs of many different users of the site.  Design features include a contemporary take on a classical pattern of rills, containing gently moving water.  The whole is enclosed by a magnificent pergola, with six pavilions covered in roses in summer.  Stepped banks topped by pleached limes open like wings to frame the building.  A cutting-edge contemporary café building, a horticultural therapy centre and large new play areas are proposed along with wide scale tree, shrubs and herbaceous planting.