Mount Grace Priory Cafe, North Yorkshire
Mount Grace Priory, within the North York Moors National Park, is today the best preserved and most accessible of the nine medieval Carthusian houses in England.
Sine Consulting were appointed to the design team to provide a new cafeteria for visitors whilst wandering the site.
From the outset the project was envisioned as a contemporary building which is respectful to the context, the design refers to traditional wood working techniques, vernacular forms and traditional materials evidenced in the Monument.
The café is a thermally efficient building so although heating and power requirements are minimal, the services design had to be visually unobtrusive and sympathetic to the building to maintain the open and light ambiance whilst still satisfying and complying with required standards and regulations.
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