Week 2

posted 28 May 2013, 03:50 by Guillaume Valla

Tuesday’s Development Presentation was a key moment in the week and preparation was essential. Aparna and Will prepared the slides and collected all necessary information while the rest of the group divided themselves into groups according to the two design projects. After the development presentations, Aparna was responsible for putting together the report and coordinating the two projects’ deliverables. Will then set out to collect data on site integration, transport links, and development opportunities.

Haziq, Manuel, and Filippo developed “The Gallery” with the main focus of creating an entirely new inside structure to the building. The optimization of space is key, and major alterations regarding supporting columns must be made. The user experience will be dramatically changed and will therefore improve the museum’s reputation.


Tamara, Jack, and Nathan developed all sections of “The Extended Experience.” Additional space provided through two new structures adjacent to the building will allow to increase the exhibition area by 50% of its current area. The educational bunker and overhang exhibition space and cafe will create a better integration of the museum into the surrounding park.


Both ideas will be presented using artistic impressions, floor plans with visitor flow routes, and detailed discussion on selected categories/headings.

The end of the week was spent vastly on preparing the report and presentation for the critical meeting, where we were introduced to a new Buro Happold client, Clara, who had worked on the actual project. The critical session went very well, and a specific design was chosen with specific goals for the final report and presentation.

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