The Tim Hortons Memorial Auditorium Exhibit is a permanent installation was designed and developed for the flagship Tim Hortons store located in the HarborCenter in Buffalo, NY. The informative display surrounds a café seating area, paying tribute to the Buffalo Memorial Auditorium, a downtown sports & entertainment arena legendary to Buffalonians for over 50 years before it was demolished in 2009.
A chronological timeline highlights significant events in the building’s history – through photos, ticket stubs, concert listings, and memorable anecdotes. Dual-printed on over 25 feet of semi-opaque panels, the timeline floats above the surface of a six-foot-high mural depicting an architectural memory of The Aud. OtherWisz designed the presentation to capture the nostalgia of the environment, exploring events significant to Buffalonians, whether a first concert, a legendary hockey or basketball game, or a Presidential visit. The intimate cafe space provides an opportunity for strangers to share memories, discover history, and find commonalities over coffee & conversation.
Designed for Pegula Sports & Entertainment and Tim Hortons, the Memorial Auditorium Exhibit was a concept-to-completion project – progressing through research and copywriting, including historical image & material sourcing, through to concept design and development, production, and construction management of the final installation. In all, this exhibit space was conceived and produced in little over 7 weeks.
Pegula Sports and Entertainment
Exhibit Design & Installation
August 18, 2016