Jack Barton

Architecture/Architecture (International) (RIBA Part 2) MArch

Future Gaming Museum

Escapism is a desirable need sought after within modern society. Constructs, demands and social norms of the modern age can often leave this demand unmet. Located in Huddersfield by July 2033, intertwining with Nintendo Entertainment System’s 50th anniversary, The Future Gaming Museum offers a desirable outlet for escapist fantasies to become a reality.

This proposal aims to bring Huddersfield into the epitome of futurism through a visionary design reimagining traditional gaming. A unique selling point of this advanced architecture is showcased through Mojos VR contact lenses, which aim to encourage people of all ages from all walks of life to have a revolutionary experience. Slides create a playful transition for younger and older generations who remain young at heart; the museum is designed to exhibit a new experience on every visit alongside a multitude of gaming possibilities.

Designed to be in line with the Golden Age Scheme, the museum is envisioned as energy-efficient, enabling a zero-carbon future to be a much-welcomed reality. Encompassing gaming with contemporary technology creates an escape from reality for all.