Jurassic Coast Cafe CGI

Jurassic Coast Cafe

DMW Chartered Architects and the National Trust collaborated on a project to develop a new visitor centre, café, landscape, and public facilities with stunning panoramic views of the Jurassic Coast. The design had to carefully consider the threat of coastal erosion.

The brief called for a user-friendly, low-energy, and inclusive building that could adapt to the ever-receding cliff edge. To meet these requirements, the design incorporates a unique modular galvanised steel frame system, reminiscent of a 'meccano' structure, supported by screw piles.

This innovative approach allows the building to be dismantled and reassembled at a deeper location within the site when the cliff edge recedes to within 10 metres.

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