Mathematics: The Winton Gallery – Science Museum Londen
Zaha Hadid Architects
Londen, Exhibition Rd (Kensington)
2014 – 2016
If you know me a little, then you know that I am a fan of architect Zaha Hadid. Already in my student days I followed her projects and after she designed the new Port House in Antwerp I was even a bigger fan. If we are somewhere and there is a Hadid project in the area, then I must have seen it … Also when we left for a city trip to London. In the Science Museum, the architects had designed the mathematics exhibition.
Total work of art
They wanted to make mathematics tangible by using the movements of the wind on an airplane. And not any aircraft, but the one that hangs in the middle of the room. The Handley Page from 1929 is also the largest piece in the exhibition. All displays and even the benches are organized by the wind waves. This makes it a total work of art.
The Winton Gallery
The Science Museum has compiled a video about the 10 “must see” objects in the exhibition. They mention, among other things, the aircraft hanging in the middle and the most powerful computer for WWII, the Enigma. But they also find a stargazer and a cupboard with standard weights from around the world collected by English diplomats worth viewing.
The Winton Gallery
More contemporary architecture
Crystal Houses MVRDV Amsterdam, PC Hooftstraat 94 2016Crystal Houses In the luxury shopping street PC Hooftstraat there has been a remarkable facade for several years. I myself have walked through it several times, but had not yet studied this facade in detail (shame...
Library TU Delft MECANOO Delft, Prometheusplein 1 1996 - 1998 Library It had been on my wish list for several years: seeing the iconic cone of the TU Delft library. It is a design by MECANOO, an architectural firm from Delft, of which I have also discussed the...
Petrol Antwerp noAarchitecten Antwerp, D'Herbouvillekaai / Generaal Armstrongweg 2004 - 2009 Petrol A monumental building near the Scheldt of which almost nobody knows what it represents. It has always fascinated me, especially now that we can see it from our...