The Mary Rose Museum - 2012

The Mary Rose Museum - 2012
The Mary Rose Museum - 2012

Portsmouth - United Kingdom
  • The Mary Rose Museum
  • The Mary Rose Museum
19,000
period artefacts conserved in the Mary Rose Museum

The Mary Rose Museum, constructed by Bouygues UK in Portsmouth, was named Project of the Year 2014 in the United Kingdom in recognition of its complexity and its excellence. The site accommodates the wreck of the Mary Rose, the iconic Tudor warship launched in 1511. A building with an elegant design evoking the shape of a ship, the Mary Rose Museum was designed around a frame that holds the wreck, which was raised to the surface in 1982. The biggest challenge to address during construction was not disrupting the process of conserving the hull, which had to be constantly kept damp and maintained at a temperature of 19° C once it had been brought from the water.