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NEWS
interiors
Signbox Brings Life and Character to Cardinia
Real Estate UK Ltd Bankside Properties
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ignbox has printed and installed 39 graphic artworks at
new Cardinia Real Estate UK
properties in London. Previously
home to RBS, the two adjacent buildings on the Southbank now house a
leading marketing communications
firm and needed an injection of colour and character to reflect the ethos
of the new occupants. Cardinia Real
Estate UK worked in collaboration
with a number of artists, and with
signage and display specialist Signbox, to transform the buildings with
colourful and distinctive artwork displays throughout.
Five prominent artists were selected to
create works for the building that would
reflect the sites, scenes and people of
London. Signbox facilitated the process
of bringing their vision to life, advising
on the most appropriate choice of materials to use for the varying locations,
and printing and installing the selected
artworks across the site.
Signbox digitally printed permanent wall
art onto Digimura 2:1, a Class-O fire
rated wall covering. Interactive wall art
was printed using Teslaflex, a ferrous
film with a high-grade flexible magnetic
base and self-adhesive back that is
durable, re-usable, cost-effective and
can be installed on any flat surface.
Working to a tightly sequenced out-ofhours programme, Signbox had to
ensure
minimum
disruption
to
employees during the installation works.
Self-coloured tinted window films and
tough laminated high-tack vinyl wall
wrapping film were all printed by Signbox in-house on their HP Latex printers
and precision cut on the Zund S3 digital
cutter. A glazed link rising through sev-
en floors between the two buildings
was decorated with the tinted window
film, creating a multi-coloured environment during the day and projecting a
stunning back-lit display at night.
In the atrium area, two very large multidrop wall graphics measuring 14.2m
wide by 3.8m high required the use of
high-level access platforms and
specialist application processes. Great
care needed to be taken that the wall
covering was not stretched in
application, as even a movement of a
few millimetres would have affected the
intricate geometric pattern. In total,
Signbox supplied 315m2 of tinted
glazing film and 352m2 of digitally
printed wall coverings for the project.
“Signbox produced and installed
numerous high quality artwork graphics
to reflect the character and location for
Bankside 2&3,” says a spokesperson
for Cardinia Real Estate UK Limited.
“The work ethic and support from
Signbox was excellent – they were
fundamental in the delivery of a
challenging project which has generated
great comments and feedback from our
agencies and clients.”
Greg Bailey, Senior Project Manager at
Signbox says: “Cardinia Real Estate
tasked us with breathing life into its new
buildings and transforming neutral
interiors into vibrant creative spaces.
This was a challenging and rewarding
project to work on, alongside talented
artists and designers. The end result,
beautiful London-themed art work and
stunning colours throughout the two
buildings, has provided the new
occupants with a home that reflects their
reputation as a global creative brand.”
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