The Special Exhibitions Gallery
Science and Industry Museum, Manchester
Boca Films were commissioned by the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester to document their recently completed Special Exhibitions Gallery - a spectacular 275 square meter flexible gallery space.
Designed by award-winning architectural practice Carmody Groarke, working alongside Manchester building contractor HH Smith & Sons, the transformation of the lower ground floor of the museum's Grade II listed New Warehouse reveals grand industrial beauty with stunning modern and sustainable design. It opens-up public access as a gallery space to this part of the much-loved museum's globally significant site for the first time.
By combining carefully composed movements with shifts of focus and geometric framing, we have created a video that subtly communicates the elegance and strength of the architecture, whilst allowing the viewer to feel that they are naturally exploring the space and considering each important element of the design.
"We were inspired by the powerful presence and character of the Victorian engineering and architecture when designing the new Special Exhibitions Gallery. By counterpointing the carefully restored historic building fabric with bold new materials, our architectural interventions reframe and repurpose the already wonderful spaces within the New Warehouse as a backdrop for exhibitions and visitor welcome."
Andy Groarke, Director, Carmody Groarke