Royal Air Force Museum
The RAF Museum London, on the site of the former RAF Hendon, was re-opened in the Summer of 2018, after a £23 million refurbishment. The work was undertaken by Nex Architecture, a practice known for their sensitive work within historic and cultural settings.
The ambition for this project was to create a high-quality public space that would reconnect with both the local community and a wider audience. The eight hectare site was substantially re-landscaped, existing buildings were refurbished and repurposed, and entirely new exhibition and visitor facilities were created.
Nex Architecture paid homage to the original airfield runways by creating a circular ‘taxiway’ that connects all of the exhibition spaces and facilities. This created a more open feel to the site, allowing visitors to move around in a more fluid and intuitive way.