Monument

We’re delighted to share a truly enormous concept from GMS… Monument was developed in collaboration with our incredibly talented friends at Forbes Massie and Arup, and constitutes our next foray into a world of sculptural architecture…

Monument’s simple and enormous intersecting walls give a balanced symmetry, but the intersecting design is also the means by which the structure stands at 40m, with an entirely hollow core. The specially designed bricks are formed by extrusion with wedged faces, specifically composed to vary tone and create a kind of light-powered pixelation in the surface.

Inside the structure, the northern and southern fins are spacial cul de sacs with solitary plinths at their tips.  In sitting, the eyes are drawn upwards to the natural source of light above.