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The material construction of the facade uses oyster shell aggregate, a reference to Roman building materials. The tilted mirrored soffit gives glimpsed views both from outside and inside the building and the planted roof related the building to the surrounding park. The exterior marks out the original footprint of the Roman villa using ramped paths and seating.

The material construction of the facade uses oyster shell aggregate, a reference to Roman building materials. The tilted mirrored soffit gives glimpsed views both from outside
and inside the building and the planted roof related the building to the surrounding park. The exterior marks out the original footprint of the Roman villa using ramped paths and seating.

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muf worked with the client to successfully achieve scheduled monument consent and planning permission in a highly sensitive site. The scheme was awarded a generous Heritage Lottery grant because it made a previously inaccessible monument accessible both within the building itself and the approach over highly sensitive terrain.

muf worked with the client to successfully achieve scheduled monument consent and planning permission in a highly sensitive site. The scheme was awarded a generous
Heritage Lottery grant because it made a previously inaccessible monument accessible both within the building itself and the approach over highly sensitive terrain.

St Albans Hypocaust Pavilion 2004

Buildings & Interiors
A pavilion to house an ancient Roman mosaic

Status                              
Built 2004

Client                                    
St Albans City Council

Project Team                  
muf architecture/art

Budget                                  
£1m

Links
St Albans Museum
Architecture in Detail

Publications 
The Times : A civilised home for Roman Art

Photos ©muf/Jason Lowe