The Hub’s appointment as Principal Contractor to deliver the Space Gallery for The Life Science Centre would see us deliver a highly engaging, interactive and exciting visitors experience. The multifaceted exhibition explores all aspects of space and space travel, bosting a plethora of highly interactive, contemporary audio visual units and displays throughout the gallery space, such as the interactive mission control centre and the visitor controlled Mars Rover. An extensive level of management and coordination was necessary to the success of the project and its delivery within a short, 12 week time frame. The gallery space comprised of different zones, with each comprising of highly interactive audio visual and tactile displays integrated alongside high quality set-works items. Each zone explores the different realms of space travel and life in space, with one of the most informative zones exploring life in space for Astronauts. A replica International Space Station featured sensory interactive displays, evoking the visitors to truly understand life in space. The utilisation of smelling tubes, a space station food ordering service and a viewing platform enveloped visitors in a truly one of a kind experience. The space station viewing platform allows visitors to experience the same view that astronauts experience when in the International Space Station. Whilst AV screens created an all encompassing viewing experience, allowing visitors to feel as though they were standing looking down upon the earth. The Space Station is one of the most informative and accessible zones, as a multi-sensory experience it ensures that is can be utilised by numerous audiences. The Hub were thrilled to be delivering this highly interactive visitors experience as it comprised of numerous audio visual interactives and engaging displays. One of the more complex items within our delivery of the Space Zone would see us install and integrate a Pufferfish within a small auditorium space. This zone provided a fully immersive and encompassing visitor experience, with The Hub’s Project Manager developing an intensive and highly accurate programme that allowed for the successful integration of all packages. As the focal point within the auditorium, the Pufferfish projects outwards images of the Earth, Moon and satellite images, creating the illusion of a 3D, rotating sphere.
The Space Zone opened its doors to guests for the first time on the 26th of October 2019. Our Project Team excelled themselves when delivering this intergalactic projects and we were thrilled to have been a part of The Life Science Centre’s maiden voyage into space.