Zaha Hadid architects have been named the winners of the commission for a new math gallery at the Science Museum in London. The £5 million project set to open in 2016, will be the "world’s foremost gallery of mathematics," according to the museum director Ian Blatchford. Named after philanthropists, David and Claudia Harding, the gallery will feature a 1929 British Handley experimental airplane suspended from the ceiling. Inspired by the aircraft, the plans for the space will follow the map of turbulence field.
The gallery will offer visitors the opportunity to experience mathematics over the past 400 years, both through the construction and exhibits. "The design explores the many influences of mathematics in our everyday lives; transforming seemingly abstract mathematical concepts into an exciting interactive experience for visitors of all ages,” said Zaha Hadid.
By Erica Euse