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Mind Zone

  • London, United Kingdom
  • 1998 – 2000
  • The New Millenium Experience Co Ltd
  • Complete
  • 2500m2

One of fourteen Millennium Dome exhibits taking visitors on a journey through three aspects of ‘the mind’ – input, process and output. An exhibition space in which floor, walls and other elements are pulled from one continuous surface to house a wealth of thought-provoking interactive stimuli.

The Mind Zone, one of fourteen individual exhibition elements within the Millennium Dome, was designed in both its architectural and curatorial aspects by Zaha Hadid Architects.

Conceptually, the Zone engages with the complex subject of ‘Mind’ through three overlapping phases – input, process and output – within an exhibition space that unfolds floors, walls and other elements from one continuous surface.

Each Mind phase is represented in a variety of different ways  – incorporating visual and perspective distortions, static exhibits, sculpture, computer presentation, audiovisual installations and interactive ‘moments’ to engage and challenge visitors.

The exhibit structure comprises a unique lightweight transparent glass fibre skin set over an aluminum honeycomb structure. A supporting steel base is layered with transparent materials to achieve a consistently ‘ephemeral’ quality in an exhibit designed to serve for one year only.

Architect

ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS

Design

Zaha Hadid

Project Director

Jim Heverin

Project Team

Patrik Schumacher, Graham Modlen, Barbara Kuit, Ana Sotrel

Structural / Services

Ove Arup & Partners (London, UK)

Lighting

Hollands Licht (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Cladding

B consultants Ltd (London, UK)

Cost / QS

Davis Langdon (London, UK)