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Murphy to submit Dunfermline museum for planning

May 17 2012

Murphy to submit Dunfermline museum for planning
Richard Murphy architects are poised to submit their competition winning designs for the £8m Dunfermline Museum and Arts Centre, which have languished on the back burner since 2006.

The revised design is being brought forward now that Fife Council has purchased an adjacent car park, allowing the entrance to be modified.

They call for construction of new gallery spaces to replace the existing Pittencrieff House Museum and Viewfield Museum with one ‘landmark’ facility incorporating education suites, a restaurant and shop.

In their design statement the practice state: “Our design is organised around a top lit street. Galleries are placed at the lower level, the main museum space at first floor with restaurant, education suite and terrace at the top.

“The street runs alongside the Carnegie Library to which it and the museum space will be linked at a number of points. The ‘thick walled’ architecture of the design contains a staircase, plant and display cabinets and framed views of surrounding notable Dunfermline buildings.”

A separate application is to be made to the Heritage Lottery Fund for finance which would allow detailed drawing work to commence in January 2013, completion is expected by 2016.

1 Comment

Methilated Spirits
#1 Posted by Methilated Spirits on 23 May 2012 at 16:43 PM
Now, that is absolutely, absolutely hideous and completely wrong for its surroundings. Hope that monstrosity will not be allowed to detract from the wonderful City and Royal Burgh of Dunfermline!

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