Recycle It, Think Tank Birmingham

Light Perceptions

Project Type: Gallery Lighting Project
Exhibition Designers: At large
Completed: 2007
Case Study No: 3124

The “Recycle It” gallery in Birmingham’s Science Museum showcases a popular environmental theme.

Pupils visit a landfill site & follow Wendy Worm into the compost heap to find out what can be put into a compost bin. They see the journey a drinks can takes as it is recycled and made back into a can to be sold again. Finally they sort out what can be reduced, reused and recycled in a lunch box challenge.

The lighting design matches this environmental theme and was the first non-halogen lit gallery in the museum. All of the luminaires used high efficiency metal halide spotlights in this simple but very effective scheme.

Posted On: July 15, 2014