Finalists’ Gallery

William Matthews Associates (UK)

with Harris Bugg, Structure Workshop, Atelier Ten, Barker Langham, Sentient and Professor Will Bowden

Eternal Butrint

The proposal for Butrint aims to reveal the multiple layers of history on the site, inspiring a new generation of visitors. This is achieved through a series of new pavilions and a network of routes between the key sites within the park.

Facing the Butrint channel and Vrina plain, the Welcome Pavilion is the landmark structure in the masterplan, which greets visitors and informs them about the wider park. Architecturally, it seeks to be striking, memorable and contextual. The form of the pavilion is a simple response to its immediate topography, both in plan and elevation.

Within the bay to the north of the Butrint ruins, a Floating Pavilion houses a café / restaurant and a water taxi pontoon that opens up access to the wider park and lake.

This sustainable masterplan is underpinned by a management strategy that seeks to promote community engagement and the long term viability of the site.