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Royal Albert Hall – Web

 

The Brief

Salamandra teamed up with Royal Albert Hall (RAH) to create an interactive map and seating plan of this iconic London venue. Originally, RAH had a flat 2D non-interactive map, however, they wanted an interactive version that would demystify the space and allow the user to comprehend where the different stalls, bars, and facilities are located throughout the hall, simply. View our work on the Royal Albert Hall website.

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What did Salamandra create?

Salamandra started with a full day site visit of the Royal Albert Hall, taking pictures of the different floors, and sketching out each floor making sure to include the different components such as the lifts, bathrooms, cafes, bars, and restaurants and well as including the marvellous historic detailing that is so famous.

After drawing out each floor, we emulated the sketches and started to design the floors in Blender which was then rendered out as full 3D architectural style images. We designed and added the different elements to each floor, as well as giving a description of the different icons, including RAH’s range of restaurants, bars and facilities.Illustration of Royal Albert Hall

After completing the design and rendering of each floor, and adding the colour and detail, we coded the whole map in such a way that each floor of the building would be stacked on top of each other, as well as deconstruct to display each floor separately, with the inclusion of all interactive information on the facilities.

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What was our favourite part?

We loved learning about the building, being able to visit and survey the whole site from very top to very bottom. Then getting to see the positive client reaction when they first saw the project, which was very pleasing.
As a very different kind of challenge from a coding point of view, it was very rewarding to see the whole project coming together as the interaction finally took shape.