Lyons O'Neill

Centre for Technology

On this project we worked with the exhibition designers to create a moving exhibit within a new exhibition space in Bologna, Italy.

Working with the ramped existing structure we took our inspiration from the funicular railways of the past. Our concept was to create a set of modular structures which could be repositioned on a track to reshape the exhibition spaces linking rooms in different configurations to suit the exhibition needs. Not only did the structures need to be functional in their ability to be reconfigured but they needed to be an exhibit in themselves expressing their movement in an industrial way.

Working with the Italian building designers we expressed our concepts to through sketching to ensure nothing was lost in translation and the principles of the design were clearly communicated.

Architect Casson Mann