The Crystal, a Sustainable Cities Initiative by Siemens, is the world’s largest exhibition on the future of cities. It is hoped it will become a global hub for debate on sustainable urban living and development. Wilkinson Eyre Architects were responsible for the dramatic crystal-shaped glazed structure, covering 2,000m2, at Royal Victoria Docks in London.
The varied interior spaces were designed by fit-out architects Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will.
Lang+Fulton supplied panels of their specialist Barrot grating for the mezzanine exhibition space. Each panel was a unique angular shape to add visual interest to the flooring. The wide bearing surface of the grating profile was chosen for its pedestrian comfort.