At Laser Crystal one of the latest projects our design team have been creating is for Wilkinson Eyre, one of the world’s leading architectural practices who have over 300 international design awards and commendations and are regular RIBA Award winners. We were thrilled to be chosen to recreate some of their amazing architectural buildings in stunning 3D engraved crystal for Wilkinson Eyre’s prominent exhibition Exploring Boundaries which opens this week ( May 2018) in Hong Kong. Great inspiration for those considering Architectural Awards for a forthcoming event.
The two-week exhibition, Exploring Boundaries at the Anita Chan Lai-ling Gallery at The Fringe Club, in Hong Kong focuses on the concepts and creative thinking of the practice. The event showcases 11 architectural models engraved in a stunning 3D crystal of current and past projects. The 11 selected projects on display are captured on film and in transparent Laser Crystal 3D engraved glass blocks to evoke a sense of the light, space, and form that makes their built projects uplifting to those who experience them. The prestigious event also includes a lecture by Wilkinson Eyre’s directors.
Photo by Wilkinson Eyre
In this article ( part 1 of 2) we will share Wilkinson Eyre’s amazing buildings with you. This part 1 article features the first 5 building, showing photographs of the award-winning designs recreated in 3D engraved crystal to show what great buildings combined with high-quality crystal can create. The amazingly intricate 3D engraving detail in each crystal block is breathtaking – it’s this quality of engraving that sets us miles apart from any competitors and makes Laser Crystal the world leaders in 3D engraving technology.
Image above: CIBC, Toronto
Image above: Floral Street
Image above: Battersea Power Station East
Image above: One Barangaroo, Sydney
Image above: Guangzhou International Finance Centre, Guangzhou, China
The Architectural projects
These 11 projects are characterised by an imaginative response to both the brief and context and are a product of exploration and informed dialogue between design disciplines: engineers, landscape designers, artists, and lighting designers have all been creative collaborators.
These 11 projects are:-
1. No.1 Barangaroo, Sydney
2. Battersea Power Station, London
3. CIBC Square, Toronto
4. Emirates Air Line, London
5. Royal Ballet School Bridge of Aspiration, Floral Street, London
6. Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
7. Guangzhou International Finance Centre, Guangzhou, China
8. HKIA Bridge
9. Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth
10. Tianjin Friendship Park, Northern China
About Wilkinson Eyre
Wilkinson Eyre is one of the world’s leading architectural practices with a portfolio of national and international award-winning projects. Since its inception in 1983, they have built a portfolio of bold, beautiful, intelligent architecture in sectors as diverse as culture, sport and leisure, education, infrastructure, residential, office and large-scale master planning.
Project highlights: include the Guangzhou International Finance Centre – one of the tallest buildings in the world, the giant, cooled conservatories for Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, the new Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, the refurbishment of the New Bodleian Library for the University of Oxford and the acclaimed temporary structure of the London 2012 Olympic Games Basketball Arena. You can see all of their amazing projects at Wilkinson Eyre.
We’d love to work with you
It’s an honour for Laser Crystal to have recreated such iconic architectural buildings for this special event and for maximum impact here we used large optical quality crystal blocks but we also have a range of smaller gift or award pieces. Our crystal awards & gifts are perfect for every occasion so whether its a for building openings, commemorative gifts or architect thank you gifts we can help. We would love to work with you on your architectural projects and can recreate absolutely anything from skyscrapers, bridges, stadiums, Cityscapes to memorial parks. To find out more call 01202 675000 or email us today.
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Next installment: will feature the breathtaking gardenscapes, bridges and Emirates Air Line that are also featured at this unique celebration of architectural excellence event.
Gallery photos by Wilkinson Eyre – who kindly provided images for this article