Unifying three interconnected gallery spaces, the wormhole serves as an immersive space that ties all three spaces together. As a focal point, the sinuous elements of the exhibition space extend to the foot of the shell-like installation and creates an unusual space that defies the conventions of traditional room design, and becomes more of a sculpture.
Constructed from a frame of galvanised steel studs, the placement of the studs projects curves onto a grid. The frame is lined with fibre-cement backerboard and the design uses bespoke GRC panels created for each curvature. A secondary steel frame is installed in the slabs above and supports several steel cables with GRC panel rings. The design of the wormhole is finished with frosted strips of bent acrylic which create translucent face panels.
The designers aim to create an all-encompassing view that heightens and challenges the senses of the viewer with particular attention to light, form and scale. The extensive use of white allows the viewer to openly interpret the blank slate. The space can comfortably fit 60 people on its steps during conferences and events.
On either side of the central wormhole are galleries designed for flexible programming needs. These are much more traditional exhibition spaces than the wormholes and use a coffered ceiling with bright lights that reflect off the polished epoxy floor. The hand plastered walls line the area while a rotating partition can be used to create smaller areas for different needs and occasions. These areas can be further divided by glass partitions hidden within a pocket wall.
In addition, three freestanding tunnels allow linear passage between the wormhole and the galleries. Walking through the dark tunnel allows visitors to feel a heightened awareness of the area while playing with and distorting perceptions and perspectives.