Craftsman of the Year Winner 2016 at the BSGA Awards
(Also shortlisted for the Innovation Award 2016 and Architectural Award 2016)
Working for our client Acrylicize we were invited to help produce a main feature piece for the brand new terminal at Dublin Airport. This was briefed to be a minimalistic art piece that was to be based on the mermaration of birds, using the concept of paper airplanes, produced in stainless steel finish to enhance the industrial build feel. One side of the ‘paper airplane’ was a brushed copper effect, and the opposite side was to be a reflective polished stainless steel.
600 individual stainless steel planes were produced in a variety of sizes, and then transported in three hanging sections, positioned upright into three different crates filled with thousands of tiny polystyrene balls to prevent movement on transit. When on site, each of the three pieces was suspended from the top and the polystyrene balls were drained from below slowly to ensure that there was no movement, before lifting each piece and suspending on to the pod. The entire pod was then lifted into position.