Britain's First Saint Exhibition
The story of St Albans Cathedral is that of change and growth, spanning across centuries and seeing St Albans begin as a small monastery and church, to the world famous Cathedral that we know of today. The scope of works entrusted to The Hub consisted of detailing, construction, delivery and management of the exhibition build and installation. This scope of works included the development and installation of the following; set-works and joinery items, metalwork, glass-works, conservation grade display cases, graphic artworks, AV hardware, models and physical interactives, lighting and electrical and external hardware and signage elements.
The welcome centre is highly interactive and a hub of information and activity with a number of AV discovery units. The units were designed with the purpose of interacting with the different senses, audio, visual, touch and scent. The units are comprised of oak frames, to integrate seamlessly within St Albans. Similarly information access points were fit around the grounds of the cathedral, with the exterior information frames also being made with an oak frame but featuring various exterior grade graphics. A number of the information access points featured brass rubbings plates and other tactile objects. A key aspect of the exhibition was a large wrap around display plinth, created using a seamlessly integrated combination of glass works and metal works. Its placement against the brick and stone wall of the visitors centre harmoniously combines the contemporary with the classical in an elegant and understated manner. The execution of the display plinths exudes excellence and is synonymous with the quality and grandeur associated with the works supplied by The Hub.Photo Credit © The Hub