Grade A-listed building Panmure House, which was once “alive with discourse and entertainment,” was the residence of famous economist, philosopher and author Adam Smith, whose works were considered some of the most influential books ever written. Its regeneration forms part of Edinburgh Business School’s plan to restore this property to its former grandeur as a home for economic and social debate.
Fusion’s expertise in heritage and museum AV and lighting installations was called upon to create a clever AV showpiece which wraps around the foyer of the house.
The continuous glass-walled display stretching around the room was exceptionally challenging, and had the team scratching their heads on how to install touchscreens into this unique space. However after prototyping and testing the concept, we installed 15 screens behind the glass which operated as independent touchscreens.
Fusion’s solution involved 15 screens of various sizes being mounted behind huge glass panes which surround the perimeter of the room. Along with these screens are special touch foils, which turn the front of the glass panes into a ‘touchscreen style’ interactive device for the visitors to control. Each interactive screen is coupled with a small Windows-based PC which delivers content about the significant events that have been associated with Adam Smith and his hugely influential works.
These interactives also depict the conservation and restoration of this iconic Grade A-listed property in recent years.