As the famous song goes, it’s fun to be by the seaside.
With the artfully designed SeaCity Museum in Southampton, Hampshire England, visitors might also learn something. This extraordinary construction has been designed by architects Wilkinson Eyre
as a tribute to mark the 100th anniversary of the ill fated Titanic ocean liner, which was launched from the town 100 years ago.
The museum incorporates into the design the original magistrates court that saw the launch in 1912, cleverly linked by a strip of glazing.
The original courtrooms have been restyled as exhibition rooms, while old prisons become toilet facilities in this intriguing and expertly executed design. The museum, which cost £15 million to create, looks like the perfect place to discover a very particular part of British history.
Photography is from Luke Hayes.
If a seaside visit is on your cards, don’t forget to pack the towels! Dotmaison has some fantastic selections of beach towels available. Just watch out for icebergs.
Robert Monk May 22nd, 2012
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Architecture, design, museum