Siemens Crystal

Siemens crystal

Hirsch&Mann were invited to collaborate with Squint Opera on the development of a series of interactive exhibits forThe Crystal. This landmark building was purpose-built to be the world’s first centre dedicated to improving our knowledge of urban sustainability. We created a series of interactive games, generative software installations and a cube made of 13,824 LEDs.

Squint Opera (Full Exhibition Delivery, Account Management,
                      Project Management, Creative Direction, Concept Development, Content Creation)
London, United Kingdom
Concept Development, Technical Direction, Hardware & Software Design & Development, Production & Installation

The City Icon

The City Icon is a generative artwork which takes center stage in the exhibition space. It demonstrates the ebb and flow of the various qualities of a city, including energy, water, safety and security, health care, the environment and transportation. This 6 meter tall obelisk is visible from outside The Crystal, and hints at the various topics dealt with in the exhibition.

The Cube

The Cube is a 3D display used to visualize city density information. It plays back a 3D video which takes viewers on a journey to understand the various causes and effects that change the shape of cities around the world.

The City Monitor

The City Monitor demonstrates a way for mayors to review and manage city scale challenges.

Prevent Fires

Prevent Fires is an interactive game that teaches users about the correct approach to Fire Safety.

Behind the scenes