Cambridge American Cemetery Visitor Centre
The American Battle Monuments Commission serves to protect and provide access to a global collection of American cemeteries residing in foreign nations. The Cambridge American Cemetery opened its newly constructed visitors centre in May 2014. The scope of works outlined for this exhibition fit out, concentrate on rectifying some issues that were identified during an evaluation of the works previously. The main issues outlined within the scope of works include way-finding and acoustic problems within the visitors centre.
The scope included one large acoustical fabric canopy and one smaller canopy, with both canopies being individually created to ensure accuracy within the design. Once fitting the canopies in the visitors centre, it became evident that the canopies were providing the acoustical changes that had been required within the exhibition fit-out. Included within the scope of works saw the addition of an AV wall and a plinth added to an existing section of interactive services. A large aspect of this included a graphic walling system, with large acoustic panels and a Praxis Kube System.
Overall the finish of the project was completed to an impeccable standard, both aesthetically and practically. Whilst reviewing the amendments made to the visitors centre, the client noted the canopies that initially been added for acoustic improvement, improved the appearance of the visitors centre. By providing coverage of overhanging wires and protruding ceiling metal work, the canopies provided the intentional acoustic relief and additionally improved the first appearance of the centre.Photo Credit ©