In response to the conservation needs of the Banqueting House team we designed an engaging and immersive visitor experience incorporating an internal digital interpretation and external building wrap. We produced three films, projected onto stretched canvasses within the window alcoves of the Great Hall, to highlight the stories of the Stuart Kings and their relationship with the building. The creativity and mark making of Inigo Jones was referenced and connected with the exterior wrap.
Taking the theme of ‘revolutionary building’ and playing with a Trompe L’oeil illusion we created an arresting and unexpected view of the Banqueting House where the passer-by can peer inside to look at the Rubens ceiling. Visual layers are peeled away to reveal historical content whilst a visually dynamic device leads visitors to the entrance, the lower hoardings highlighting some of the personal story narratives and architectural features of the building.