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Long and Kentish appointed architects for the Hexagon

Posted: 5 July 2010 by ESCALA in News  

he Hexagon was part of the original 1964 University of Essex Colchester Campus design by
Kenneth Capon of Architects’ Co-Partnership. In 1971 the Hexagon was celebrated for its
architectural significance as the highest value stamp of a Royal Mint set commemorating
‘Modern University Buildings’. The Hexagon originally functioned as a restaurant and music
venue, hosting bands such as Pink Floyd and Fairport Convention, successfully uniting the
University and wider community.

With Long and Kentish, we will create:

  • A fully accessible museum arranged over four floors
  • 275m2 of environmentally-controlled, secure display space
  • 350m2 of learning and community facilities including a striking event space
  • Environmentally-controlled, secure storage space for the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art and Archive
  • Facilities for the direct consultation of artworks and archival items
  • A home for the University of Essex Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • A fair-trade museum, café and shop

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