Maker Space

New York Hall of Science

Situ Studio was commissioned by the New York Hall of Science to create a Maker Space within the iconic Central Pavilion designed by Wallace Harrison for the 1964-65 World’s Fair. The new workshop space serves as a place for visitors to learn about scientific concepts through hands-on making. The installation consists of a plywood 3-pin arch structure which encloses 1,200sf of the Central Pavilion. A modular system of acoustical panels, display cases and storage units freely ties into the structure through an array of threaded perforations. Moveable furniture elements tuck into the plywood structure to free up the floor space as necessary.