Scottish Parliament – Exhibition Display Stands


Scottish Parliament – Exhibition Display Stands


The Scottish Parliament is situated in the Holyrood area of Edinburgh and was designed by Spanish architect Enric Miralles. Alongside the daily operations of one of the world’s youngest parliaments the building hosts a wide range of events and temporary exhibitions, often with a direct link to the work of the parliament, it’s committees and members. It was our privilege to be involved in the exhibition ‘A Parliament for the People’, a series of interviews that highlight how changes in the law since 1999 have positively impacted on the lives and rights of people in Scotland

Working with the design agency Stand, we carried out the construction design, build and installation of a series of new exhibition display stands. We made 6 portable units, finished in the brand colours of the Scottish Parliament. The forms of the displays were inspired by the Parliament’s architecture and in particular the incredible supporting concrete pillars. The stands housed large touchscreen monitors, headphones and changeable graphic panel interpretation.

Using the same design language, a standalone display was also made to explain the history and significance of the parliamentary ceremonial mace. This featured an integrated touchscreen and a secure glass case, housing a copy of the 1998 Scotland Act, the UK Parliament Act that established the Scottish Parliament, that was presented by Tony Blair to Donald Dewar.

The new exhibition stands have transformed the exhibition space and because of the ease in which content can be updated, these stands will hopefully be used for many more exhibitions over the coming years.

Materials:

Flame Retardant MDF
Valcromat
Flame Retardant Plywood
Security Glass

Fabrication | Edinburgh | Scotland | Bespoke Design | Exhibition installation | Museum & Gallery | Sculpture | Furniture