Riverside Architects shortlisted for iconic Museum Project

Riverside Architects were shortlisted and invited to submit concept designs for an exciting interior fit out project, to create a new Mediatheque for Bradford’s iconic National Media Museum and the British Film Institute.

The Mediatheque was to be located in one of the upper gallery spaces and provide access to the Museum’s film archives to allow the public, schools, colleges, academics/researchers to view the extensive film & audio footage available.

Our design proposed a striking contemporary interior, with state of the art audio visual equipment accessed from within circular booths enclosed behind striking ‘glass fin’ screens and feature ceiling lighting. Inspiration was taken from lenticular principles of how perception of space might change as the user flows through it, as well as provide the right balance between privacy and openess.

We look forward to working with the Museum in the futu­re & seeing the NMM create the sixth Mediatheque in the UK.