Science Gallery London was a flagship project for Kings College London. A contemporary intervention into the Grade II* listed Guy’s Hospital, the gallery carves out space for where art and science collide. The project was designed by LTS Architects whilst Lineworks director was part of the team.
When Rob joined LTS in 2014, the project was in its early design stages. Rob was the Project Architect on the Science Gallery and was a principal member of the team throughout all phases of the project from the planning to detail design stages. By the time the project was completed in 2018, Rob was the then an Associate Director and had overseen all aspects of the project delivery.
The project was designed by LTS Architects whilst Lineworks director was part of the team. A large part of the architectural design was the new entrance strategy. Rather than accessing the space via the central courtyard, we proposed to move the entrance to a small pedestrianised street which aligned itself with the exit to London Bridge tube station. A large shop window was carved out of the brick wall to open up the gallery to the street. A new entrance ramp invites you up from ground level and makes the transition up and into the gallery a metre and a half above the street. The good lift create a visual backstop and digital signboard for the gallery. Large exhibits are thus transferred from street level up and into any of the gallery spaces.
Internally staircases either lead you up to the main gallery or down into the lecture theatre. Simple durable materials such as solid oak and a cementitious screed guide you around the gallery. The main focus of course was to be the artwork, and therefore a paired back neutral palette was employed.