UK-based designer Sean Gair has recently designed a new landmark for Aldgate international competition.
+ Project description courtesy of Sean Gair
Global Information Network Amplifyer [GINA] was concieved through the exploration and desire to embody the pride London boasts with its hosting of the XXX Olympiad in the summer of the year 2012. The structure will contain hundreds of fluctuating ‘trend pods’ that will ultimately hold and represent the global interests of 2012 and the Olympic aspirations of nations all over the world.
Social networking traffic and real time global interests will be monitored using simple online applications and proportionally quantified into litres of volumetric helium gas. Consequentely each popular keyword often in the form “#Olympics” will be allocated its own pod, and sister keywords within similar topics will be clustered in close proximity to each other.
Epitomizing the City’s regeneration of the area of East London and serving as not only a functional amenity for providing information through a real time visualization, the intervention will also act as a transient moment of spatial/geographic interaction, organizing ones knowledge of their local and global environments. It is believed that through creating a habitable diagramatic architecture, GINA will act as a thriving ‘data signpost’ reinforcing the distinctive character of the Aldgate site. GINA would bring the street to life before, during and after the olympic and paralympic games.
+ Project credits / data
Architect: Sean Gair
Project: Global Information Network Amplifier | 2010
Program: A New Landmark for Aldgate international competition
Location: Aldgate, East London, England, UK
Client: The Architecture Foundation
Project Team: Sean Gair, Sandra Perez
Project Coordination: Sean Gair