Model Citizen: Ulster Museum Mini Model


A beautiful synthesis of Neo-Classical and Brutalist architectural styles, the Ulster Museum is one of Belfast’s most loved and iconic buildings.

The original building was designed by Architect James Cumming Wynnes, of Edinburgh and was completed in 1929. In 1971 a modernist extension was added, designed by Francis Pym and Paddy Lawson.

The contrasting styles blend almost seamlessly together forming an imposing faςade overlooking the Botanic gardens.

Model Citizen sees it’s sculptures as a “mechanism to emphasize the beauty and significance of our built heritage,” translating art deco, brutalist, and internationalist styles into tangible, tactile sculptural objects that can be held, felt and explored.


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Dimensions: 65mm high x 200mm long, 34mm deep. Weight 0.39kg

The models are delivered in a strong, durable double walled cardboard box nestled in a bed of recycled brown shredded paper which ensures the product is well cushioned during its journey to you. Free delivery within Northern Ireland. Shipping will be applied to other destinations.

Models are made to order and may take up to three weeks for delivery from the date of order.

Established by Architect John Donnelly in 2016, Model Citizen specialises in producing finely detailed plaster cast architectural model sculptures which explore the diverse built environment of Belfast, Northern Ireland. ‘Model Citizen’ was founded to promote public understanding and appreciation of the architecture and craftmanship present in Irish cities, manifesting as an ongoing series of intricate sculptures.

During his time studying Architecture at the Belfast School of Art, John explored the medium of using plaster and concrete to cast models during the design process and as finished models. Each model is made using a special non toxic gypsum/resin composite material which picks up a greater level of detail than standard gypsum, but is also very robust giving the models a reassuring feel of quality.



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