As if you needed another reason to head for Seattle, there’s the famous Space Needle, hip since 1962 when it was built for the World’s Fair. Now there’s a brand new way to experience the amazing views. Skypad™, designed by Belle & Wissell, is an award-winning interactive experience that invites guests to browse photo archives, sign into a 3D guestbook, and make their own wonderful (but possibly vertigo-inducing) memories.
Bin Huang joined Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science in 2014 as a team member to develop the new museum. Prior to joining the museum, Bin Huang was an exhibition designer at Cinnabar California Inc. in Los Angeles, a company that provides design-build services for museums and other cultural institutions. He led the design of Wilshire Boulevard Temple exhibition and Traction Labs at Western Railway Museum.
TING: Technology & Democracy was designed to explore the complex relationship between specific technologies—historic and emerging—and the development of democratic societies. Museum curators at the Norsk Teknisk Museum posed the question, “Is any given technology good, bad, or neutral in the development of democracy?”
Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Tamschick Media+Space GmbH
The Eldheimar Volcano Museum is dedicated to one of Iceland’s biggest natural disasters: the Heimaey eruption of 1973. Interactive experiences designed by Gagarin encourage visitors to be "protagonist explorers" rather than passive consumers of information.
Learning to See, the permanent exhibit in the new Science Pyramid space at the Denver Botanic Gardens, brings to life the stories hidden within Colorado's landscape. By helping visitors of all ages and backgrounds to recognize the complexity of the scenes that surround them and understand their interconnectedness with the environment, the exhibit provokes exploration and inspires wonder. It also highlights, for the first time, the important research work conducted at the Gardens and the ways in which citizens can become involved in plant conservation research themselves.
SkyPad is a new interactive experience at Seattle's Space Needle that blends design and technology to give visitors both the inspiration and ability to share memories and build new experiences together in one of the world’s most iconic towers.
In late 2014, another major milestone in the post 9/11 revitalization was completed: the reinvention of the mighty World Financial Center—the Cesar Pelli-designed complex built in the 1980s across from the World Trade Center—as an 8 million-square-foot office, retail, arts, and dining destination.