Holburne Art Museum shows that modern architecture is possible in World Heritage City

The brand new Holburne Art Museum in the centre of Bath demonstrates that the World Heritage City is able to host modern architecture.  After the rows that prevented the building of an engineering college by James Dyson and the ongoing debates about the riverside development, it is inspiring to see a truly beautiful building that is completely modern, at the heart of a conservation area and elegantly attached to a Georgian building.  Designed by Eric Parry who is responsible for at least three office buildings in the City of London (Aldermanbury Square, Paternoster Square and Finsbury Square) as well as the new crypt at St Martin in the Fields, this is a completely symetrical glass and ceramic building that demonstrates to the planners of Bath that modern architecture can work effectively and elegantly in the very heart of this city.

Published by Paul Lincoln

Printmaker, City of London Guide and commissioning editor Landscape, the journal of the Landscape Institute.


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