Changing perceptions of design in religious buildings
Mather & Co was appointed to design the key aspects of ‘York Minster Revealed’, a five year project intended to reveal the architectural and cultural significance of York Minster to a much wider audience. The project was supported by a £10m grant award from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The first phase saw us install a temporary structure on the Minster floor to house conserved windows from the Great East window. Rather than approach it in a traditional way, we designed a 10m metallic orb and placed it in the centre of the Minster floor near to the window. This acoustically-controlled pod continued to house key sections of glass from the Great East Window for four years from 2012-2016, whilst each pane was being conserved so that visitors could get the opportunity to get up close and appreciate them in detail.
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