WHAT WE DID
Our broad approach to this study has been through five distinct steps:
Step 1: We defined and agreed the design standards and targets related to people movement and comfort levels that the Museum aspire to have.
Step 2: We reviewed the forecast visitor demand and key operational parameters, defined by the museum.
Step 3: We undertook a qualitative and quantitative assessment of the proposed designs in light of the aspired visitor demand and also looked at easing movement across the museum.
Step 4: We reviewed the spatial layout of the building, specifically looking at the connectivity and visibility of spaces.
Step 5: We developed dynamic microsimulation models to assess the build-up of demand in different parts of the Museum during peak periods. We assessed how visitor flows, densities and experience vary across the circulation areas and throughout the periods of peak movement.
A key outcome of our advice was the enhancement of the circulation spaces connectivity and visibility of the entrances and associated facilities to and from the exhibition galleries, which will allow the intuitive navigation of visitors throughout the museum, with minimal need for wayfinding signage. The findings of these various strands of the detailed analysis informed design and operational refinements with the overall aim of offering a world-class visitor experience.