Snow

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The courtyard of the weather centre in the snow would be a great place to play. I imagine it being used as an extension of the exhibition space – that it would be home to various devices at different times, maybe collecting rainfall or marking out the shadows of the pavilion to the south as it tracks across the courtyard like a sundial. In a museum dedicated to the weather it only makes sense to have an outdoor space where that weather, with all its London changeability, is immediate.

In the courtyard you’re removed from the park and the Observatory, from the views out to the Maritime Museum and Naval College. You’re caught up in the world of the museum, looking up at the sky.