Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, Science Museum, UK

  • Our lighting team provided a striking and memorable visitor experience.
  • The gallery is part of the Science Museum’s Masterplan Strategy.
  • We used lighting to bring a complex mathematical concept to life.

Arup's lighting team developed the lighting for the Science Museum’s Mathematics: The Winton Gallery, in collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects.

The 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 our creative lighting techniques and our technical expertise, we 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.

Share:

  • Linear elements of lighting represent the laminar flow and pods represent turbulenceOpen gallery

    Our lighting team provided a striking and memorable visitor experience.