The Helix – White City Place

Detailed design, supply, fabrication, manufacture, project management, installation, control and programming.

  • Property Owner:
    Stanhope
  • Client:
    White City Place
  • Scope of Works:
    Detailed design, supply, fabrication, manufacture, project management, installation, control and programming.
  • Product focus:
    Also responsible for the full provision of light and sound equipment, Studiotech supplied and installed linear lengths of RGBW pixel addressable LED, controllable every 100mm to allow for over 1500 individually controllable pixels. This allowed our programmers to develop content that could combine both understated and dynamic effects to suit the particular scene

The Helix – White City Place, is a new interactive light and sound art installation and creative space that has become part of the wider cultural programme at White City Place, London.

At the heart of the public realm, during a global pandemic, The Helix concept was devised by White City Place to bring their community together as a way of escapism during these difficult times.

As a multidisciplinary engineering company specialising in architectural lighting, Studiotech undertook the project from concept right through to completion in the space of just 5 weeks.

Directly inspired by the structural spiral-like form of a DNA helix, the concept of the sculpture draws inspiration from the pioneering work undertaken by White City Place’s Life Sciences occupiers.

Once the concept was agreed, our engineering specialists developed a suite of engineering drawings, and working with one of our trusted fabrication partners, Studiotech supplied the sculpture’s frame which is constructed from a mix of recycled aluminium & steel and measures 2.8 metres tall and 12 metres long.

From detailed design, fabrication and construction to bespoke light, sound and motion sensing programming, the Studiotech team were responsible for the full project and worked hard to turnaround the scheme in just 5 weeks and on a tight budget.

The Helix demonstrates Studiotech’s eclectic range of skill sets, our knowledge of light & fabrication combined with inhouse programming expertise, the sculpture not only fulfils the clients brief but also showcases everything that Studiotech represents as a company.