London Science Museum Building, Entrance, Architect, Picture, Location, South Kensington Design
London Science Museum Building
Exhibition Road, South Kensington, West London, England – design by various architects
5 May 2016
London Science Museum New Events Spaces
London Science Museum New Events Spaces Architects Shortlist
Shortlist revealed for the design of a new events spaces at the Science Museum:
– Alison Brooks Architects
– Duggan Morris
– Wright & Wright
The conversion of the fourth and fifth floors into a large daytime event space is a key part of the museum’s plans to ensure its financial sustainability, reports Building Design.
The brief requires the design to take advantage of the location’s views over London, creating unique, adaptable spaces which “reflect the spirit of the museum” and cater to individual clients’ needs.
The winning architecture practice will be announced in July 2016.
The successful architecture office will act as lead consultant and develop the scheme from RIBA stage 2 to stage 7. The Science Museum will appoint the remainder of the design team through the museum’s existing frameworks.
Website: London Science Museum New Events Spaces Architects Shortlist
24 Mar 2016
London Science Museum Entrance
London Science Museum Entrance Design Competition Winner
HAT Projects has won the competition to overhaul the entrance to London’s Science Museum on Exhibition Road.
Architects Muf, Farshid Moussavi Architecture, NORD and Grimshaw had been shortlisted.
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20 Mar 2012
Jerwood Gallery, Hastings
photo : Ioana Marinescu
10 Jun 2009
London Science Museum
Lord Mandelson opens Science Museum’s Centenary celebrations
Today, (10 June 2009), the Science Museum announced its master plan for the future. Museum of the Future, as this vision has been named, was unveiled at a press conference to launch Science Museum’s 100th birthday celebrations.
Rt. Hon. Lord Mandelson, First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills
Professor Chris Rapley, Director of the Science Museum
Dr Tim Boon, Chief Curator, Science Museum
Expected to be completed in 2015, Museum of the Future is an architectural vision for the Science Museum that includes important new and updated galleries. During the Centenary year, which begins on 26 June 2009, visitors to the Science Museum will be able to see a multimedia display of the Museum of the Future master plan.
Professor Chris Rapley, Director of the Science Museum, said:
“Museum of the Future, as a vision of the Science Museum, is incredibly exciting. As the Science Museum reaches 100 years we aim to celebrate the achievement of this great institution, whilst maintaining our focus on the future: the future of the Science Museum, and the future of Great Britain and the world. Museum of the Future places these three concerns equally at its core. When Museum of the Future becomes a reality the Science Museum will be closer than ever to achieving its aim of being the best place in the world to enjoy science, an attractive destination for visitors from across the UK and abroad.
As Britain increases investment in ‘high tech’ industries the importance of the Science Museum will grow as a place to spark the curiosity and creativity of the scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs of the future. And as the world changes ever faster, the Science Museum will be relied upon more than ever to tell the captivating narratives of past, present and future that our collections embody.”
Key elements of Museum of the Future:
– The Beacon: a new structure of glass and light on the facade of the Science Museum that will be visible along the relaunched Exhibition Road. The Beacon will present an exciting new image of the Science Museum as a dynamic and engaging place to visit, bursting with energy and ideas.
– Facade: multiple entrances will improve access to the Science Museum while media walls will provide colour, movement and messages that will attract, intrigue and draw people in.
– SkySpace: a stunning, cavernous rooftop space that will create a stage on which some of the most important exhibits will be brought to life through innovative interpretation. SkySpace will showcase the theme of cosmology and contain a new destination cafe with dramatic views into the Museum.
– New galleries: Complementing the established Flight and Making the Modern World galleries, two new permanent galleries will be added to showcase some of the most important objects in the very heart of the Museum – Making Modern Communication and Making Modern Science.
– Lifts: Three new sets of lifts will offer greater access and vertical connections between galleries, ensuring the utmost flexibility for all visitors.
The Science Museum has worked with Wilkinson Eyre to conceive and visualise Museum of the Future. Wilkinson Eyre is a twice Stirling Award winning architectural practice.
London Science Museum context : Victoria & Albert Museum, just to east
Location: Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD
London Science Museum architect : Wilkinson Eyre
Natural History Museum London Photographs above taken with Panasonic DMC-FX01 lumix camera; Leica lense: 2816×2112 pixels – original photos available upon request: info(at)e-architect.co.uk
Science Museum London
From June 2009 the Science Museum is celebrating its hundredth birthday and a century of science with a year-long centenary programme to take the renowned institution into the future. For 100 years the Science Museum has been world-renowned for its historic collection, remarkable galleries and inspirational exhibitions. With around 15,000 objects on public display, the Science Museum’s collections form an enduring record of scientific, technological and medical change from the past few centuries.
Aiming to be the best place in the world for people to enjoy science, the Science Museum makes sense of the science that shapes our lives, sparking curiosity, releasing creativity and changing the future by engaging people of all generations and backgrounds in science engineering, medicine, technology, design and enterprise. In 2008/09 the Science Museum was proud to have been awarded the Gold Award for Visitor Attraction of the Year by Visit London and a Silver Award for Large Visitor Attraction of the Year by Enjoy England.
Address: Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD
Phone: 0870 870 4868
Location: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2DD, England, UK
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