Siemen's Crystal

Promoting knowledge and understanding of sustainability, Squint/Opera completed an ambitious and broad ranging set of interactive exhibits for the Siemens’ Crystal building in east London. The Crystal, at Royal Victoria Docks, was founded as an independent global hub for debate around crucial issues of sustainable urbanism and it is home to Our Urban Future, the world’s largest exhibition dedicated to the future of cities.

In collaboration with Hirsch & Mann, we delivered a complex set of interactives to communicate challenging issues ranging from services infrastructure and density to fire safety, in a visually engaging way. Our creative solutions ranged from fun simulation games targeting very specific engineering challenges to generative installations which are more ambient in their interpretation of city data.

Squint/Opera created a representation of the new building on a whole new 3d navigational platform. This new type of touch screen experience helps visitors understand what makes the Crystal so ambitiously – and successfully sustainable through feature led hot-spots.

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