Architype has designed a low-cost and low-carbon store in Duxford that houses 100 years' of art, photographs, letters and diaries.
The dramatic archive building protects vital records that show how conflict has shaped the world.
The inventive Passivhaus approach uses the archive's connection to the ground to moderate temperatures, naturally. Carbon impact is minimal with a simple control strategy and durable materials extending building life for over 100 years.
The delicately perforated Corten steel facade responds to the historic site and surrounding mature trees.
The archive provides flexible and practical spaces for archivists.
Project: Duxford Paper Store