Arup’s lighting team developed the lighting for the Science Museum’s Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects.
The Winton Gallery is part of the Science Museum’s Masterplan Strategy, which aims to create dramatic spaces, learning zones, new public areas and sophisticated exhibitions, all founded in the best design and technology. Using the creative lighting techniques and firm’s technical expertise, ARUP were able to bring mathematical history to life.
The architectural and lighting concept for the gallery connects complex mathematical concepts to every day experience with a striking visual clarity. Fluid dynamic lighting was integrated with static lighting to showcase the mathematical significance of a key feature of the gallery; the Handley Page Gugnunc aircraft from 1929. The lighting is arranged to show how air moves around the aircraft, and displays both the vector field, made by the wings of the aircraft, and the sky, represented by the boundaries and walls of the gallery.
Country/Region: United Kingdom
Client: Zaha Hadid Architects