GSM Project is to create and oversee the visitor experience at the brand new, world-class Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Science City in central Patna, India.
The leading design and production company has been tasked with designing and supervising the 7,500 square metre permanent exhibition galleries.
GSM Project will also be responsible for developing hands-on learning spaces such as a demonstration kitchen, biochemistry laboratories and a maker space, as well as multiple outdoor spaces including a gym and sports playground.
The company won the contract as part of a consortium of three specialists following an invitation to tender. The two other firms are Flying Elephant Studio (architecture) and Gleeds (project management).
Located in central Patna near Moin-ul-Haq stadium, the Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam Science City aims to promote science by offering a unique interactive visitor experience. Encompassing 30,000 square metres of exhibition space, one of its goals is to inspire and engage local people with the region’s scientific achievements in a global context.
Science City will feature immersive exhibits to engage the region’s youth
In line with the vision of former scientific president, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, sustainability will be at the heart of the new attraction. Immersive and interactive exhibits will be designed to engage the region’s youth, promote scientific thought and encourage future innovation.
“Our experience in similar projects and our distinctive approach regarding content and visitor experience will allow us to bring a unique perspective to this project,” explains Yves Mayrand, President and Chief Creative Officer, GSM Project.
“We are very proud to work on the development of such a project and to help promote science and sustainable development through immersive exhibitions.”
Founded in 1958, GSM Project partners with a wide range of clients to create immersive, educational, and engaging experiences.
The company has designed exhibitions for major museums worldwide, including the National Museum of Singapore, the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa (Canada), the Anchorage Museum (Alaska, United States) and At the Top, Burj Khalifa (Dubai).