Zaha Hadid shortlisted for London Science Museum extension

Zaha Hadid shortlisted for London Science Museum extension

Algebra and architecture

London's Science museum has recently confirmed the architects shortlisted for two new projects that will be completed by 2016 and 2018

A new mathematics gallery set for completion by late 2016 and medicine galleries that will open in 2018 are now being developed as part of an innovative masterplan for the iconic British museum.

The scheme will consist of  two new galleries becoming almost double the size of the current galleries located on the fourth and fifth floors.

The mathematics gallery will bring to life historic story of mathematics, exploring work from the 17th century to today, with the shortlist for the design including Casper Mueller Kneer, Zaha Hadid Architects, Hugh Broughton, Carmody Groake, Adam Richards and Universal Design Studio. 

The impressive shortlist for the medicine gallery  which will reveal personal stories about how medicine has changed peoples lives and health over the last 400 years  comprises Muma, AL­_A, Rick Mather, Haworth Tompkins, Caruso St. John, Gareth Hoskins and Wilkinson Eyre. 

The winning practices for both competitions will be announced later this year by the London Science Musuem.