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International Centre for Life Space Zone

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International Centre for Life Space Zone

 Media Powerhouse Special Projects was responsible for both the design and installation of the audio visual systems within the Space Zone exhibition. 

Working with the museum and exhibition design team throughout the RIBA design process and during construction on-site, to realise a budget conscious scheme, whilst maintaining quality fit for a gallery with an anticipated life-cycle of over 10 years.

Technology is playing an ever increasing role in modern exhibitions for story telling and teaching, and Space Zone is no exception to this trend.

Integrating the technology well within the exhibition design to protect both the equipment from visitors, whilst ensuring that it can be maintained was a key part of Media Powerhouse’s role as the project AV consultant.

The exhibition leans heavily on the use of touch-screen interactive exhibits over objects, and ensuring their reliability and maintainability was a key consideration for the Media Powerhouse team. This included the design and programming of a comprehensive show control solution which fully automates the start-up and shut-down of the gallery according to the museum operation hours.

The visitor experience is always at the forefront of AV design, and working with the museum’s interpretations team, alongside the architect and interactive software developers, Media Powerhouse were able to tailor the design to suit the target audience of the exhibition.

As part of the Space Zone project, Media Powerhouse also provided rigging services, including the inspection of the museum’s existing equipment, along with the design, specification, installation and certification of the new rigging system for the exhibition. 

The Media Powerhouse design ethos is to create engaging, immersive experiences, which can teach, tell stories and create memories, and Space Zone demonstrates this in both its design and installation; helping to foster aspiration in young people from the North East to take up a career in the region’s growing STEM sector.

In addition to design, sales and installations services on Space Zone, Media Powerhouse has provided comprehensive after-sales support, including remote management and diagnostics, ensuring the exhibition is always ready to entertain visitors.

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