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  • Mission to Seafarers
  • Mission to Seafarers

Mission to Seafarers

November 2010

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.

Mission to Seafarers
Mission to Seafarers
Mission to Seafarers
Mission to Seafarers

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.

Penny Phillips – Mission To Seafarers, Falmouth