MediaWall is located in the atrium space of Commons academic building on the Newton Park campus of Bath Spa University. The atrium is a three storey high closed glazed area linking two blocks of the building with views through glazed walls to the east and west to the surrounding countryside. An open galleried space on the first floor overlooks MediaWall, which is located on a south facing wall. Opened in June 2014, Commons is at the heart of the student experience on the Newton Park campus. It is the main contact point for student support and contains over 50 teaching spaces, a TV production studio and edit suites, quiet study areas and serves hot and cold food. The building is open 24/7 and MediaWall is active 16 hours a day starting at 7:00am GMT.
The building is central to the Newton Park campus and with over 9,000 staff and students plus 8,000 visitors annually, and a range of international summer schools, the works shown have a large audience.
MediaWall provides a unique environment. Enabling students and staff to work creatively across a range of media, create cross disciplinary collaborations, and connect with our global partners. It consists of thirty 55” display panels arranged in a 3×10 grid. The overall size is 7.35m high x 3.75m wide with the lowest edge starting 0.4m from floor level. The panels are clearly visible under direct sunlight.