The 10 000m2 Singapore Discovery Centre has opened. Lead designer of the 8.7m centre, which uses interactive exhibits to provide education about Singapore’s achievements and historical milestones, was UK consultancy Neal Potter Design Associates. Other UK companies, including lighting designer Kevan Shaw and audiovisual specialist The Visual Connection, contributed to the project. Themed areas within the centre include the Tintoy Theatre, where military tacticians discuss methods with robot soldiers, and Soldier 21 (pictured), which predicts the technology and equipment which will be available to soldiers of the future. Visitors will also learn about development of government, housing and industry in Singapore. Neal Potter also worked in conjunction with architect Romaldo Guirgola and local design company Sue Yeung, which created the identity for the centre.
Crabtree Hall/Plan CrÃ©atif has created a new image for outdoor and camping retail chain Millets. The more up-to-date look has been trading for three weeks in stores in Slough, Oxford and Cheltenham. It will be tested until spring next year, when the retailer will decide whether to roll out the format to further stores. Outdoor goods suppliers in general are seeking ways of appealing to new customers while retaining their traditionally loyal existing customers.