Google Map Pin, Temporary advertising sign structure

This unusual project was to design and detail a temporary advertising sign for Google’s map service. The sign was 10.5m high and designed to represent their ‘map-pin’ icon. The picture shows the pin suspended from the glass ceiling of, the then newly opened, Westfield Centre, London.

A sketch plan we produced to indicate the fabrication and construction sequence. We had to consider the weight of the sign so it could be suspended safely from the roof. In addition we designed the sign so it could be pre-fabricated in 10 panels, for easy transport to site and assembly.

The picture also shows the same ‘map-pin’ on a boat sailing up and down the Thames.

  • Fabricator & Photos: Engage Production Ltd