Museum of London Olympic Cauldron
By DHA Designs

Designing a Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron at the Museum of London, UK

DHA Designs was asked by the Museum of London to light the new gallery space of the museum, built to house the London 2012 Olympic Cauldron.  The brief was to create a scheme that both referenced the amazing Opening Ceremony coup-de-theatre, and also allowed the exhibition visitor to see how the engineering was done.  Working closely with Thomas Heatherwick Studio and exhibition designers Drinkall Dean, DHA created a show that was in keeping in sync with the adjacent AV footage of the Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies.

Designing a Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron at the Museum of London, UK

Parts of the cauldron are displayed in both their open and vertical forms, and lighting is integrated into the petals to remind the visitor that these were aflame. High level lighting allows the change of colour and focus that helps narrate the story of the moment the world watched the Opening Ceremony. On the vertical section of the Cauldron uplighting from below helps the visitor understand the engineering and the complexity of the solution and the scale of the exhibit, which is complimented by the supporting exhibition and text.

Designing a Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron at the Museum of London, UK

Designing a Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron at the Museum of London, UK

The exhibition opening was a huge success and marks the museum’s first step in a new era.

Designing a Moment: The London 2012 Cauldron at the Museum of London, UK

CREDITS: 

Exhibition Design: Thomas Heatherwick Studio
Exhibition Design and storytelling: Paul Dean, Drinkall Dean
Lighting Design: Panos Andrikopoulos, DHA Designs
Construction: Stage One
Photography: Guy Bell

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