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It's all part of the bigger picture...

We worked with Weill Cornell Medicine based in Manhattan, in collaboration with Hirsch&Mann to develop a wall-sized digital artwork created from thousands of tiny screens and lenses as part of the $650m Belfer Research Building redevelopment. The shimmering and animated foyer installation celebrates the center's research work.

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The large-scale digital installation (approx 4.6m x 2.7m) comprises 2800 mini screens set in a grid pattern behind a panel of thousands of circular acrylic discs – a reference to the lenses used in medical research. The dual layer construction makes it possible to read the wall from a distance as a single image, and then, up close, each screen has information about medical discoveries and other news from WCM’s website. The installation is programmed so that images and stories change constantly.

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To bring the concept to life, every aspect of the hardware was designed from scratch. The project has won the CODAworx design award for best educational installation and was a Media Architecture Biennale future prototypes award finalist. Sustainability is at the heart of the design with power consumption totaling less than 1kw.


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