Mission to Seafarers
A welcoming ‘home from home’ for seafarers in Falmouth, Cornwall.
- The Brief
- Our Solution
To provide a ‘sanctuary’ for the Seafarers that arrive in the port of Falmouth; to provide a welcoming space that feels relaxed and homely.
The Angel Ark design was chosen for its similarities to a boat, with its curved lines, wooden construction and porthole window. Its naturally light and welcoming feel was enhanced by bright blue paintwork and a ships figurehead at the entrance way. It is a very solid construction, built to survive the vagaries of the Cornish seaside winter. Critically for an international organisation, it can be transported anywhere in the world as a self contained unit.
I am delighted to recommend our Studio Ark. We won a Sustainability Award last November in the Cornwall Sustainability Awards, and the building was the Judges Commendation choice. The Studio Ark has met our every requirement and I am as proud today as the day the building was finished. We have had no snags or issues with any aspect of the building – no leaks or sags – just complete and utter satisfaction.