Exhibition Plus creative director Mark Magidson has created a proposal for two memorials at the site of the former World Trade Centre in New York. Sent to, among others, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, the designs feature red and blue beams of light projected to the same height as the former towers. The work is a personal response to the tragedy, says Magidson. ‘The designs could be utterly irrelevant or meaningful,’ he adds. Magidson has received no feedback yet from the Government on the proposals.
If the trials are successful, the hubs – which offer everything from wine-tasting to make-up—will be rolled out country-wide.
University of Sussex student Lucy Hughes had previously won the national UK prize, and has now been awarded £30,000 to develop the invention.
With both undergoing considerable image changes and integrating new digital tools over the past few years, Design Week explores the mission of bringing heritage organisations into the present day for
The project, which centres around an updated “WB” shield, aims to lay the groundwork for the company’s future ahead of its centenary in 2023.