John Sunderland

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1988-1991 The White Cliffs Experience

THE WHITE CLIFFS EXPERIENCE

Dover, England.

Client: Dover Town Council. Through Richard Ellis and co.

Project:

A new-build historically based tourist attraction and new museum built on the site of a Roman Garrison. Concept, scripts, art-direction and production designer.

Commission:

Project Designer

Problem:

This was an enormous project costing in total some sixteen million pounds. It involved the construction of a linked multi-level facility combining a new town museum and a three-floor ‘Historium’ interpreting the 10,000 year-old human story of the ‘English’ Channel. It started out with the pre-Roman then Roman conflicts and more recently the first and second world wars and the rivalry between the French and the English.

Solution:

The project was a complete new build covering some 40,000 sq, feet that incorporated an actual section beneath a rotunda building of an excavated Roman garrison. The architects were ‘Ahrends Burton and Koraleck and the Project Managers were Richard Ellis and Company.

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