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Architecture from Commission to Construction by Jennifer Hudson

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The Dovecote Studio

Haworth Tompkins

Location: Snape Maltings, Suffolk, UK

Principal use: Artists’ studio

Client: Aldeburgh Music

Site area: 30 m2 (323 ft2)

Interior area: 30 m2 (323 ft2)

Total build area: 30 m2 (323 ft2)

Design period: March 2007 – January 2009

Construction period: January 2009 – August 2009

Budget: £155,000

The Dovecote Studio is the smallest structure on Aldeburgh Music’s new creative campus at Snape Maltings (previously, as the name suggests, a barley-malting plant), yet its symbolic significance should not be underestimated. It is the first building you see as you enter the complex and sits on the boundary between land and sea. A Cor-ten steel box has been inserted into the dimensions of the original, nineteenth-century ...

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