Award winning design practice Ryder are making the final preparations ahead of opening the doors to Cooper’s Studios on Westgate Road in Newcastle as part of the Great Exhibition of the North’s Innovation trail with their pioneering exhibition, Horse to Hyperloop.
The public will be able to explore inside the businesses quirky headquarters, responsible locally for the regeneration of Central Station, Newcastle City Library and the new tombola headquarters in Sunderland and meet members of the team who bring the designs to life. Interior design firm Ward Robinson are supporting Ryder along with fellow PlanBEE (Built Environment Education) sponsors including NBS, to promote the opportunities within the construction industry to a new audience.
Participants of Horse to Hyperloop will be able to explore the history of one of the world’s last remaining horse and carriage repositories and travel into an interactive world of pioneering transport, technology and design.
Visitors will have the opportunity to become a city architect for the day, enter design competitions and 3D model their own structure to take home. There will also be the chance to design a carriage for the revolutionary Northern Arc, one of the winning routes by Ryder and Arup in Virgin Hyperloop One’s Global Challenge, and watch their personalised pods travel at high speed around the atrium in the automated tubing simulation.
Mark Clasper, director at Ryder said, “We’re delighted to be part of this collaborative demonstration of the fantastic businesses, skills and talent we have here in the north and to showcase our pioneering initiatives like PlanBEE (Built Environment Education) and Northern Arc to a new audience”.
Sophie Connor, architect at Ryder and part of the team who developed the Horse to Hyperloop exhibition said, “We really hope our exhibition provides an opportunity to connect with a new audience and inspire the next generation of construction professionals, creating new opportunities for the region’s economy and development.”
The exhibition will open to the public from 22 June and runs as part of the 80 day programme.