Ivor Heal Design has created a 200 000 re-creation of a Roman town for the Museum of Reading.
The London consultancy won a credentials pitch two years ago in competition with Robin Wade & Partners, Redman Design Associates and Bremner & Orr. It is unveiled this week.
The 600m2 Silchester Gallery consists of a re-creation of the Roman town of Calleva Atrebatum and artefacts found at its site at nearby Silchester.
“We wanted to give a feel of what it was like to live in Silchester in the Roman era,” says Ivor Heal designer Gary Egleton. The consultancy has designed graphics and displays.
The gallery is part of the Museum of Reading’s redesign by Architects Design Partnership which started in 1989.