Heart of Arup

Cable Net Structure

Project Outline

As one of the world’s largest engineering consultancy practices, Arup commissioned a futuristic design, merging the digital world into physical architecture. Following the No.8@Arup competition and DaeWah Kang Design’s winning entry, “Heart of Arup,” Base were approached to source, supply and install this innovative art installation. 

Heart of Arup

Our Solution

Forging a relationship with the design team, Base was appraoched to soure, supply and install the stainless steel cable system and aluminium stretchers for this exciting project. Our challenge was to develop a suitable design for the project that not only met the budget constraints, yet was also delivered to an extremely tight deadline for the installation - within one weekend! After successful completion, Arup is now able to experiment with the installation and we're excited to see what this could mean for the future of media architecture. 

 

Results

The Heart of Arup is an interactive multimedia experience that now gracefully hangs within the atrium space at Arup’s global headquarters in London. Social media feeds from the company’s network, Yammer, and is visible within the six storey office. The art installation can be seen from many different points within the building, encouraging a natural form of communication from both public and working spaces.

interactive atrium sculpture arup

Project Summary

Client
Arup
Location
London, UK
Date
2016
Architect
DaeWah Kang
Fabric
Product
Bespoke Tensile Fabric Structures
Interior Fabric Structures
Art Installations
Services
Design
Design
Installation
Installation
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
Project Management
Project Management
Maintenance
Maintenance