Inside london’s science museum, Zaha Hadid architects has opened the new mathematics gallery featuring over 100 pieces from the institution’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics collections. the permanent gallery is the first exhibition space designed by zaha hadid and ultimately, reveals the significance of how mathematics is intertwined into everyone’s lives
The sinuous space is illuminated in purple, and was influenced by the handley page aircraft — its design driven by equations of airflow used in the aviation industry. the form of aeroplanes is the theme that encapsulates the gallery’s design and the way in which the practice of mathematics has helped solve problems throughout history. mathematics and geometry has always been a characteristic element in the architect’s work, and the winton gallery marks the first project since zaha hadid’s passing to be opened in the united kingdom.