Blu Design evolves Darwin Centre

Blu Design will unveil interiors for the Natural History Museum’s Darwin Centre in October.

Work on the centre, which started this June, includes two atria, display and visitor areas, video conferencing and presentation spaces.

The consultancy won a five-way creative pitch last June, but the museum would not reveal who the rivals were or give fee details. Blu Design creative director Stuart Taylor led the project, which is due to open in September 2002.

The centre is being built in two phases and the first phase, costing £27m, will house insect collections, pickled reptile examples belonging to Darwin and stingrays.

Meanwhile, the Natural History Museum launched a website, www.nhm.ac.UK/darwincentre/, last Monday as part of the build up. It was designed by digital media group Nykris Digital Design.

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