Dome of Discovery, SouthBank Centre

Southbank Centre (SBC) asked University of the Arts London, Central Saint Martins to create a proposal for a brief which seek for developing an attraction for school children groups. Where they can learn about the origins of the place in the Festival of Britain in 1951, the brutalist architecture developed in 1965 and another yet to be defined potent message about SBC.

The brief was given to my team while I was doing my MA in Narrative Environments. There was one more tweak to the rather ambitious brief; the space designated for the intervention was a toilet located on level two by the archive, and no permanent modification could be done to the toilet which was to stay functional.

We designed an audio intervention, supported by casted legs on the back of each toilet cubicle and projections on the mirrors where iconic personalities that have performed on SBC have a conversation while on the loo. We used toilet humour which was very popular with the children. Please see some images of our storyboard and performance presentation.