Adjaye Associates’ spy museum to open in New York in December

The Spyscape museum, set to open in midtown Manhattan this December, aims to "immerse visitors into a secretive universe through one-of-a-kind exhibitions featuring dynamic storytelling and customised experiences".

Spyscape will include a range of exhibition spaces within bespoke pavilions that deal with themes such as cryptography, interrogations and hacking.

Each pavilion includes a weathered steel drum with curved panelling and has a distinctive design and material palette crafted around its content.

The design, by UK architect Adjaye Associates, makes use of such sinister materials as smoked glass doors, interactive video walls, grey acoustic panelling and black linoleum. There are also "transparencies" between floors, as well as screens and perforations to create a cloak-and-dagger effect.    

Lucy Tilly, associate director of Adjaye Associates, said: "It has been exciting to work with a client as truly innovative as Spyscape.

"Thanks to their forward-thinking vision, we have been able to challenge the traditional museum typology with a design that embraces state-of-the-art interactive technology to create a visitor experience that truly straddles the physical and digital worlds."

Tickets are $39 for adults and $32 for children. For more information visit the Skyscape website.

Images courtesy of Adjaye Associates

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