New King’s College Science Gallery to house design and science collaborations

LTS Architects & Designers has created initial designs for a new Science Gallery at King’s College London, which will house collaborations between design, art and science.

Science Gallery internal render

Source: LTS Architects and Designers

Science Gallery internal render

The free-to-visit space, which is due to open in 2015, will house exhibition galleries, a theatre, café, courtyard and informal meeting spaces.

LTS first began working on a bid document for the project last summer, having worked on various projects for King’s College London over the past decade.

A 2,000 m2 site in London Bridge has been earmarked for the gallery, which will show exhibitions targeted at an audience of 15-25 years olds.

Greg Shannon, LTS director, says, ‘None of the exhibitions are going to be permanent, so it has to be a very flexible space. The artworks aren’t traditional artworks, so there are lots of environmental considerations as it’s going to be in a listed building.

According to King’s College, the galleries will show exhibitions events, performances and festivals that bring ‘science, technology and health into dialogue with the arts and design in an unprecedented way, inspiring new thinking and driving innovation.

Science Gallery internal render

Source: LTS Architects and Designers

Science Gallery internal render

Dr Daniel Glaser, Science Gallery at King’s College London, director says, ‘Science Gallery at King’s College London will give us a completely new way to engage audiences with science, art and innovation.

‘The Gallery will be a live space where scientific themes and ideas will be explored and debated through the lens of culture by contributors and visitors.’

King’s College is working towards raising £12 million to realise the project, having received funding of £3 million from the Wellcome Trust and £4 million from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity Science Gallery at King’s College London will be part of the Global Science Gallery Network – a network of eight Science Gallery locations developed in partnership with leading universities in urban centres worldwide by 2020.

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