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Wonderlab: the new gallery of the london science museum

The london science museum was revamping some galleries and the Wonderlab was one of the big news of the museum! Architectured by studio Muf that was the responsible for the knew interactive gallery , featuring playground slides, a quilted theater and a huge model of the solar system.

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The main goal of the Muf team, treated the architctural design as an extension of the exhibition, creating an immersive, playground-like experience.

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To create a open-plan of 2,300 square meter, they stripped back all the suspended ceilings and partitions within the third-floor Statoil Gallery. The entire space is divided into several zones, with visitors free to wander to and fro, encountering a variety of objects on the way.

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The space is described as “a rich landscape” that encourages visitors “to roam guided by what catches their eye, rather than a pre-determined route and narrative” and aims to “encourage visitors to make connections between the different scientific phenomena and to move freely through the gallery”.Wonderlab: the new gallery of the london science museum Wonderlab: the new gallery of the london science museum Wonderlab: the new gallery of the london science museum gif base64 R0lGODlhAQABAAAAACH5BAEKAAEALAAAAAABAAEAAAICTAEAOw

The huge theater is all wood-framed with a silver interior and a quilted red exterior. Inside you find 120 seats and it features extra space underneath where classes of schoolchildren can gather.

The three slides form part of the Materials zone, so each one is made from something different. One is wood, while another is lined with artificial grass – demonstrating different properties of friction. Beside them, the wall is covered in over 400 disc-shaped material samples.

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Each different zone of the gallery is market by an appropriate hanging object. Muf commissioned British artist Siobhan Liddell to produce the 13 composite prints that feature in the Mathematics section and teamed up with Swedish studio Front on the eight-metre-high solar system model.

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The Wonderlab is part of a series of galleries opening at the Science Museum, at it set to open to the public this week! The museum also recently reopened its research center, with a new design by London firm Coffey Architects.

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Muf describes the project as a set of “robust, hardworking spaces which also deliver a sense of grandeur and delight”. “These details are a conscious reaction against the generic bright, wipe clean, paneled architecture of many schools and public spaces,” they said.

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