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.