80 square metres of digitally printed glass over 6 floors. One 3 X 3 metre screen on each floor and one 3 X 7 m screen in main entrance
Images of cellular forms overlaid onto watercolour paintings have been abstracted and enlarged to such a degree to create patterns of intricate forms that capture the viewers imagination at close quarters but become more obviously microscopic cells from a distance. A large blue colour was used to unite all the areas with a common theme, yet each floor and image are vastly different and all are from different body systems.
I met with both the Architects and staff to first discuss the artistic approach - parts of the building are not open to the public and individual floors could be identified by microscopic abstracted images from individual body systems. The staff selected images that became a starting point for the design process.
All of the glass screens are lit with slim line LED backing sheets, each glass screen is digital printed on tempered and laminated glass.
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