RIBA Regional Awards 2014: South East
The Novium, Chichester
Keith Williams Architects for Chichester District Council
Contract £4m. GIA 1300m2
Straddling the ruins of a Roman hypocaust (heating system), this well mannered modern building is organised around a grand enclosed concrete stair which sets up the narrative experience, leading the visitor through galleries to a high view over Chichester. Reconstituted stone panels add a gravitas that relates the project to other significant public buildings in the city.