The project commenced with a series of workshops that focussed on the future of data within museum contexts and initial spatial and technical testing of design concepts. We and the AWMM team then worked with a range of government agencies to access unique datasets to be brought to life in the exhibit and design how each dataset would be visualised within the space of the exhibition. The visualisations were curated into the three main themes of the exhibition with the whole room running for 15 minutes of audio visual content. The final composition for the room was decided through iterative balancing between visualisation requirements and the soundscape.
Rarau mai Living city is unique space for visitors to be immersed in the data of a city.
Immersive exhibition focussing on the using data as a creative medium to tell stories about people & place.
Our brief was to design an immersive exhibition space that uses data to tell stories about the city of Auckland. These stories are categorised into three main themes relating to the city: people, environments, and systems. Part of the brief was also to design the spatial configuration of the exhibit to enable these stories to be experienced, which we resolved as series or large format projections, on walls and the floor, a tall LED tower, an interactive touchscreen, and full room spatial sound-scape. A main challenge for the project was how to make data both immersive and informative, and achieve this for a range of ages and local & international visitors.
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