Whitaker Center for Science and The Arts has a traveling exibition space which will soon be used for Ice Age: Before the Dinosaurs Exhibit. We were asked to design concepts for an entry piece that would signify this exhibit.
The first option is an abstraction of an ice cave, with the undulating walls being made from thermoformed white illumination series corian. The curves bend up and down to create seating for children and an area for signage and donor recognition.
The second design option is a more literal metaphor for a tunnel, with faceted white corian walls illuminated blue to signify light passing through ice. The “ceiling” of the tunnel is a fabric that will allow for cold air to be blown down to give visitors a chill as they enter into the ice age.