The Story

This 3D printed scale model represents a structure that has traveled over 5000 miles in the last 5 years. The Serpentine Pavilion (now referred to as “Unzipped”) was originally designed by the Danish design firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and commissioned by the Serpentine Galleries in London. This structure was purchased and moved from London to Toronto, ON in 2018 by our client, Westbank Corp, in lead up to the construction of the Westbank King Street condo project that features a similar aesthetic. Westbank consulted with LNG Studios to create a scale model of “Unzipped” to call attention to the project as the real sculpture was on route. This opportunity was an excellent case where 3D printing was the perfect solution. The carefully constructed curvature and detail of the sculpture were so precise, that the traditional model method would have been inefficient and costly. We were able to direct our 3D printer using the original design file, to ensure the concept was built to perfection and accurately represent the artistic intentions of the project. The 3D model remains on display with Westbank Corp, and the life-size structure will continue its journey to other major cities before it is permanently installed in Vancouver, BC

Project Details

Client: Westbank Corp.

Design: Bjarke Ingels Group

Woodwards Atrium