GWWO, Inc./Architects – Baltimore, MD

GWWO, Inc./Architects – Baltimore, MD
www.gwwoinc.com

Heritage Museums & Gardens Welcome Center – Sandwich, MA
Contemporary in design and materials, yet reminiscent of traditional Cape Cod architecture in scale and form, the new welcome center responds to its surroundings and context, including the kettle-kame topography and other existing buildings scatted around the 100-acre site. Meant to create a sense of discovery, the siting and design of the center slowly reveals itself to visitors upon approach, creating a sense of anticipation that foreshadows the experience visitors will have as they explore the grounds. As on the site—where features are concealed and then revealed as you come upon them—the center is discovered as you move towards it, and then through it. Inside, a glass-enclosed lobby directs the eye to the site’s signature water flume and provides visitors with expansive views of the lush landscape. Additional program elements in this sustainable design include ticketing, gift shop, board room, offices, restrooms, and storage.

Project Size: 7,400-SF
Project Cost: $3.5M

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