TO SUPPORT THE DESIGN OF THE NATIONAL SEPTEMBER 11 MEMORIAL & MUSEUM, THE ADVANCED DESIGN GROUP BUILT A SUITE OF SOFTWARE THAT ALLOWS ARCHITECTS AND EXHIBITION DESIGNERS TO SIMULATE THE COGNITIVE EFFECT OF GEOMETRY ON VISITORS AS THEY VIEW AND MOVE THROUGH THE BUILDING.
Envelopes of views can be generated to manipulate the building’s geometry. By calculating expanse of views, maps of intuitive orientation are produced that help designers to understand transitions between spaces where no obvious delineation exits.
The software illustrates graphically and interactively the visual relationships between viewer and exhibits. Resulting mappings helped to refine the final geometry and can be used to better inform the placement of exhibits.