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Big Ben

Client: New England Residential Complex

Location: Kyiv, Ukraine

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $260,000

Project Team

Igor Velikiy

DION ART

Igor Muhin

DION ART

Overview

Crafted with careful attention to detail by the artisans at DION, our creation reimagines the iconic Big Ben in a contemporary style. Constructed from the finest stainless steel, this avant-garde installation is adorned with automotive paint, closely matched to the original tower’s hues, encapsulating the essence of its historic beauty. A protective embrace of multi-layer varnish shields its structure, ensuring its splendor endures through time.

A spiral staircase winds elegantly upward at its heart, inviting visitors to ascend to its zenith, where the horizon unfolds in a delightful panorama. Adorning each of the tower’s four sides, a quartet of clocks stands sentinel, offering the time to those passing by the ensemble. Rising to a majestic height of 13 meters, this installation is not just a tribute to a famous landmark but a symbol, embodying the spirit of exploration and the timeless dialogue between the past and the present.

Goals

The Big Ben installation is the centerpiece of a large fountain complex designed by our company for the New England residential area in Kyiv. The architect's idea was to create a fountain with a huge Big Ben installation on the main square of the residential complex as an echo of the cultural heritage of England in Kyiv.

Additional Information

Our company created the conceptual idea of the project, developed the design and full project documentation. We manufactured the installation, performed all construction and installation work at the customer's site. The entire complex of works was completed within 7 months.