Acrylicize were briefed by their client to produce a fully-functional timepiece, which was to be hung in the atrium area at Senator House, London, which is over six stories high. This ‘clock’ was going to be an international timepiece with elements showing the time in different countries around the world
The whole piece would be hung from a customised gantry system, driven by Prostar Staging motors up and down the six stories to fulfil building maintenance requirements.
Production was then set over an eight week period and the installation took just over two weeks, working outside office hours to meet with health and safety regulations.
On completion, the timepiece lit up designated letters to spell out the actual time, and colours alternate depending on the individual country’s hour. All are controlled by the server linked to Greenwich mean time.
Throughout this project we worked closely with both Acrylicize and sub-contractors to ensure that the installation was safe and fully functional. It was also important that the client had full control over the units and was able to effectively maintain them so we also constructed a suspended platform gantry that could be lifted and lowered with motors to allow for the cleaning of the letters.
We were incredibly proud to be awarded with the Best Overall Sign of the Year 2015 at the annual British Sign Industry Awards for this project as well as being honoured as the FESPA Gold Winner in the Non-Printed category in their 2016 awards.