Using the Jewish Museum as precedents, I decided to use studio feedback and expand the toughened glass space. This forces users to cross it, much like the Jewish Museum it forces feelings. This makes people feel uncomfortable as they have to cross this glass, this reflective water looking glass with the metal ripples below. They have to face this "inconvenient truth". This discomfort is for a cause, to raise awareness. This "room" becomes a game of perspective, facing the fear, the truth.
To achieve this, I replaced the metal "planks" with the same metal ripple pattern as before but extended.
I think this adds to the buildings contrasts of light and dark, the gradual lightening as you move forward becoming more aware of the truth, ready to face it.
This is positioned in such a way that you do not see the glass floor until you round the corner, you are not prepared for it
I have now also added a more convenient disabled ramp up to the final view. The entry to which is cut through the wall at a sharp angle. This is done to discourage the natural flow from going here.
It is hidden from view and not immediately obvious by design. There has to be a clear intention to go to it. I feel that however, it does not hinder the experience to use the ramp instead of the stairs up. The light difference is still a factor here with the raising sensation and final view just via a ramp instead of stairs. Because of the angle, light does not seep through it meaning the end window is still the only light source spilling at the end of the corridor causing people to follow it.
The ramp is made of the same smooth painted concrete as the walls to blend in. As seen here, it is angled in such a way that a wall faces you and blocks your view through the wall.
The natural flow and desired circulation is maintained as to see through the wall you have to turn 180 degrees. Even here you do not see the main view until you go through and up the ramp. This means that the majority will be drawn through the space and up the stairs however the option is there for those who need it. These users also do not miss out on the experience as the end location and view is the same and the ramp is pointed in such a way that the cut out allows for the same change from dark to light.
The ramp runs along side the wall and meets UK regulations for run. This means it does not obscure the space and the full functionality is still intact as this triangular section was free and displays can still be placed along the full length of the wall.