GIA 2002 was the first exhibition design commission completed by NORD.
For NORD the challenge was to create a complete environment within an archetypal white walled gallery space. NORD were interested in making an audience experience that was inclusive to all viewers and to make this experience a priority over the individual pieces of work displayed.
NORD lined the entire gallery space in reclaimed timber from a local church that had recently been stripped out. This created an enclosed yet familiar environment in clear contrast to the existing neutral space. Against this backdrop a series of display structures were placed each designed to present the selected architectural project from a different perspective through a ‘forest’ of light boxes, wall hung shelves and a wall of slide viewers illustrating the view from the user’s perspective and floor mounted light boxes show fragments of materiality.