DLM Architects have announced that they will be working with the Victor Hugo Centre Guernsey LBG team to create design proposals for the conversion of the former States Offices Building on the North Esplanade into the Victor Hugo Centre.
This exciting and ambitious project will produce educational, cultural, tourism and economic benefits for Guernsey.
Working with Larry Malcic, Project Director, and internationally recognised exhibition designers Casson Mann, the team will study ways in which the historic building can be adapted to provide an interpretation centre/museum, a flexible exhibition, meeting and performance space, and an education study centre.
The museum element of the centre will celebrate how Victor Hugo’s work, life and art were influenced by Guernsey, as well as his literary and humanitarian legacy.
The centre will become a central hub and meeting place for Guernsey, a lively place in St Peter Port where the contemporary creative community can display their talent and exhibit their work, inspired by both the Island itself and Hugo’s life and work.
David De La Mare, Managing Director of DLM Architects, said: “We’re excited and honoured to have the opportunity to work on this iconic landmark building, and to be a part of a fantastic team with the energy and vision to deliver a unique place that will benefit the entire community for generations.”