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Metaphor designs RIBA-winning exhibition space at Winchester Cathedral

Winchester Cathedral South Transept Exhibition Spaces win 3 RIBA South Awards 2021

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Metaphor, a leading planner and designer of museums, heritage sites, multi-purpose cultural hubs, and historic landscapes, has announced that its recent project with Winchester Cathedral has won 3 RIBA South Awards.

Winchester Cathedral South Transept Exhibition Spaces have won 3 RIBA South Awards 2021 including RIBA South Award 2021, RIBA South Conservation Award 2021 & RIBA South Client of the Year Award 2021.  The exhibition spaces were designed by Nick Cox Architects with Metaphor as the exhibition designers. 

Award-winning visitor experience

The engaging new visitor experience has been designed to showcase the heritage of Winchester Cathedral, and its role in society throughout history. The RIBA website, talking about the award-winning project, says:

“Emerging from the lift to the first floor, to see the view down to the main body of the church is a ‘wow’ moment and incredibly moving. Setting aside the accommodation of the Winchester Bible, the wonderful exhibition designed by Metaphor explains Winchester Cathedral and its importance to royalty and politics throughout the ages.” 

“Metaphor are thrilled to have worked on this project alongside extremely talented architects and team of consultants to create this multi-award-winning exhibition that is now accessible to all and provides an educative and inspiring experience for visitors,” says Kara Dickinson, Director of Architecture.

“It was a very special project for us to work on and we are delighted with the outcome of the visitor experience being one that is engaging and reveals many surprising stories that were previously untold and appealing to audiences of all ages.”

Founded in 2000 and re-launched in its twentieth anniversary year, Metaphor is a team of architects, designers, content developers and marketers with extensive experience in the cultural industry. Recently, it was invited to be a part of the University of Birmingham’s Public Engagement Day, a virtual event that featured expert speakers alongside a range of workshops, training sessions and more.

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