How can we best utilize a vacant area of this popular museum and National Historic Site?
After designing the revitalized Britannia Mine Museum (completed in 2011), our clients engaged us again, this time to help bring a vacant area of the museum to life. Our proposal involved creating architectural focus and interpretation on the concept of exploration in mining and geology.
The focus is a new, covered stratographic wall interpreting the mine and drilling process of exploration. This sculptural “memory wall” is composed of stark, geometric forms, derived from the traditional geometry of the surrounding buildings and rooflines. With its striking design visible from throughout the Museum site, the Exploration Zone becomes a point of gathering and interest.