VELUX® recently took on a project at The Henry Moore Foundation, which protects and promotes the legacy of Henry Moore, one of the most renowned artists of the 20th century.
At Moore’s former studios and gardens in Hertfordshire, visitors can explore over 60 acres of grounds where his iconic works of art are displayed against the backdrop of the beautiful landscape he created and was inspired by.
Now visitors can also make the most of a brand new visitor centre, which is bathed in natural daylight thanks to VELUX® Modular Skylights. Positioned adjacent to the Moore’s family home, overlooking sculptures in the gardens, the new centre features a shop, tearoom, ticket desk and education room. It is the culmination of a two-stage plan devised and implemented by Hugh Broughton Architects, who also created a new climate-controlled archive and sculpture stores for the charitable foundation.
Outstanding quality was a key factor in the selection of VELUX as supplier, ensuring watertight and robust performance. Cost-efficiency also helped to ensure that the project was delivered on budget. With the specification of motorised venting modules, it is easy for staff to let in fresh air and birdsong, important elements for creating a welcoming visitor experience.
Gianluca Redina, Director at Hugh Broughton Architects Ltd, commented: “We specified VELUX rooflights for the Henry Moore Foundation visitor centre because they are beautifully engineered and they offer a timeless visual elegance that complements our design intent for the project.” Grant Sneddon, project manager at VELUX, added: “Velux Modular Skylights are designed with architects in mind; the system allows more time for designing solutions and less time spent specifying… Their intelligent design and daylight maximising properties meant that VELUX Longlight Modular Skylights were the perfect solution for the Henry Moore Foundation visitor centre. The result is a stunning space flooded with natural daylight and a system which the visitor centre team have total control over.”