Zaha Hadid Will Design the London Science Museum Mathematics Gallery

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Sep 12, 2014
References: sciencemuseum.org.uk & gizmag
World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has been tasked with designing the David and Claudia Harding Mathematics Gallery at the London Science Museum, as part of the facility's ongoing redevelopment. The gallery is named after a couple who provided an $8 million donation, and is set to open in 2016.

Hadid appears to be the perfect choice for the project not just because of her status as one of the world's foremost architects, but because she actually studied mathematics and was inspired after a visit to the London Science Museum aged 10.

The mathematics gallery will be arranged to as to adhere to the turbulence field data of the Handley Page airplane exhibit, which will be suspended from the ceiling and serve as the gallery's centerpiece. The airplane was once used to research complex interactive mathematical equations.