Wellcome opens science gallery

A new London gallery and its first exhibition open today (Thursday), both designed by Trickett & Webb. The consultancy worked on the gallery, exhibition and five floors of office space for the Wellcome Centre for Medical Science.

A new London gallery and its first exhibition open today (Thursday), both designed by Trickett & Webb. The consultancy worked on the gallery, exhibition and five floors of office space for the Wellcome Centre for Medical Science.

Wellcome has expanded its headquarters in- to a nearby building at 210 Euston Road. The 150m2 Two 10 Gallery is in the reception of the new building.

The consultancy was asked to design the gallery and first temporary exhibition while working on the office interiors last year. London’s Met Studio, which designed Wellcome’s Science for Life show (DW 8 January 1993), was not asked to pitch, according to Met designer Alan Ward.

The gallery’s first exhibition, Look Hear, tells the story of sound entering the ear via the work of a group of Bristol artists. “Its 14 panels aim to bring information and artwork together,” says Trickett & Webb designer Andy Thomas, who used electron micrographs to illustrate the enlarged interior of the ear.

No decision has yet been taken about designers for future shows, but Wellcome is “unlikely to use the same company again”, according to a spokeswoman.

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