Hamilton Sports Design Hamilton Residential Kriterion Conservation Architects
Location
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Client
National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI)

Awards
Belfast Business Awards 2011
Best Regeneration Project – Highly Commended

NI Tourism Awards 2011
Best Visitor Experience

RICS Community Benefit Award 2010

National Museums & Heritage
Permanent Exhibition Award 2010

The Art Fund Prize for Museums & Galleries 2010

Four new learning zones, a high-level gallery, an Art Discovery Zone, a large shop and a new restaurant/café were delivered in this exciting project. A new entrance in the centre of the building leads directly to a Welcome Zone with a 24m high atrium. A circulation core with two passenger lifts, stairs and various bridges links the main levels of the museum, allowing universal access to the collections while creating a vibrant and stimulating space.