Client: Royal Museums Greenwich
Designed by C.F. Møller Architects and developed by Purcell Miller Tritton, the new Sammy Ofer Wing has doubled the usable volume of the National Maritime Museum’s Grade I Listed, 19th-century South-West Wing. The project comprises a new entrance building, a state-of-the-art archive that meets stringent British Standard requirements, a reading room, exhibition spaces and enhanced visitor facilities. The building combines clear planning and an open, accessible layout with contrasts that create excitement and interest, such as the entrance lobby’s punctuated roof lanterns and triple height, top-lit atrium, which draws visitors to the special exhibition gallery below.