May 26, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016


Prospect North - Biennale Architettura 2016

Biennale Architettura 2016 - Collateral Event

The topographical map in the Prospect North exhibition allows visitors to approach Scotland from every angle and see it from new perspectives. Individual stories are dotted throughout the map.

Across a wooden topographical map visitors pick up mobile phone handsets to trigger videos - shown through augmented reality - of fifteen community projects from across Scotland.

Across the map panels asks questions related to the themes of the exhibition. Using the handset and holding it over the panel triggers an augmented reality video featuring interviews and narratives.

Across the map panels asks questions related to the themes of the exhibition. Using the handset and holding it over the panel triggers an augmented reality video featuring interviews and narratives.

Exhibition Videos
The Prospect North exhibition features 15 stories captured on video, from across Scotland. Visitors to the exhibition view these through augmented reality handsets placed throughout the exhibition. Here is a small sample of videos featuring in the exhibition. All videos are available here

Each video in the Prospect North exhibition features narration by Ricky Ross, as well as interviews and footage of key projects and places throughout Scotland.

Grodians social housing Shetland based Richard Gibson Architects worked with Hjaltland Housing Association on the Grödians housing scheme to meet the need to provide quality social housing in Lerwick.

With many shops and facilities in the area closing down, local people fought to save the original library and, following its transformation, it now offers much more than just a library of books.

The Noust Boathouse is a community asset aimed at reinvigorating interest and participation in traditional maritime activities on the Isle of Tiree.

Exploring Scotland
At the 'altar' space in the Prospect North exhibition visitors are able to explore Scotland's industry, population, infrastructure, initiatives and landscapes through a range of augmented reality apps. 

At The Prospect North altar visitors can study the "Atlas of Productivity", as well as using iPads to view augmented reality maps of Scotland's initiatives overlaid on the large wooden map.

Visitors to the exhibition can 'travel' to Scotland by pointing an iPad at the large paining - by Ellis O'Connor - which triggers a video of Scotland's landscapes and places.

360 degree video
Using virtual reality headsets - housed within three animal heads - visitors could view 360 degree videos.

Trying on a unicorn head the visitor views a 360 degree video of Scottish architecture; the masks of the polar bear, moose and unicorn represents the Arctic, Nordic region and Scotland respectively.

Created to be viewed in Virtual Reality headsets here is one of the videos looking at the past, filmed in the Isle of Skye.

As part of the Prospect North exhibition in Venice, a range of events were held in the exhibition space. This allowed visitors to delve deeper into the themes covered in the exhibition.

The Prospect North exhibition was on show at la Biennale di Architettura, in Venice, between 26 May - 26 June 2016 and was hosted at the Ludoteca Santa Maria Ausilitatrice in the Castello district.

Lateral North, Soluis and Dualchas, with Scotland + Venice partnership
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The exhibition was created by Lateral North, Dualchas Architects and Soluis, co-curated by Architecture and Design Scotland and commissioned by the Scotland + Venice partnership – Scottish Government, Architecture and Design Scotland, Creative Scotland and the British Council Scotland.

The Prospect North exhibition and event series ran from 26 May until 25 June 2016 at Ludoteca Santa Maria Ausiliatrice in Venice, before returning to Scotland for a nationwide tour as part of Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and the Festival of Architecture in 2016.

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