From Tardis to Tensile, Doctor Who is on the move!October 28, 2011
The famous multi-sensory interactive exhibition will be moved from its present home at Kensington Olympia Two in London to a brand new purpose-built residence in the city of Cardiff.
In addition to the main exhibition hall attraction, the 2996m³ building will feature a first floor mezzanine and two storey accommodation comprising reception, café, classroom, kitchen, washrooms and offices.
The iconic shape of the structure is down to the unique nature of the design; the differing ridge heights and curved eaves of the steel frame are covered by a heavy duty architectural membrane producing smooth flowing lines. Unlike many clients who select a white membrane cover to allow natural light to permeate the building, a special black-out membrane was chosen in this instance to ensure total darkness inside the facility in order to maximise the impact of special effects and lighting.
The building will also feature an impressive glazed curtain wall on the front façade, lending a futuristic feel sci-fi fans will undoubtedly approve of! Dan Collinson, director at Collinson said “We are thrilled to be working with Cardiff City Council and the BBC on the Doctor Who project. To be part of creating something imaginitive and extraordinary is always exciting for us. We’re confident the finished result will not only impress visitors to the exhibition, but we hope it will inspire people think creatively when it comes to the materials and design that can be utilised in constructing public buildings”
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