Doors open on BodyWorks exhibition

Doors open on BodyWorks exhibition

The doors have now opened on Glasgow Science Centre’s brand new BodyWorks exhibition, with set works by Elmwood.

Exploring the science behind the human body, BodyWorks promises a ‘hands-on, minds-on’ experience with five different research capsules and nine themed zones packed with purpose-built interactives, graphics and physical exhibits.

Responsible for the full set works, Elmwood began construction drawings as early as August 2012. Explains Workshop Manager for Elmwood, Donald Bain: “In keeping with the theme of the exhibition, the five freestanding capsules and exhibit walls are clad in ‘skin cells’ – irregularly shaped panels that have been bespoke manufactured individually off-site, requiring extensive CNC programming and machining.

“On-site, we then affixed these 400+ panels with engineered gravity toggles for ease of repair, and post-formed the substrate onto the capsule framework for a seamless gloss white finish. We also coordinated the lighting package ahead of the installation of the interactives, graphics and exhibits themselves.”

For a behind-the-scenes look at how the exhibition took shape on-site, view the video below.