Sep 132010

An important new chapter on the Tyne and Wear Metro network launched today – the bold renovation of Sunderland Station.

After nearly a year of consultation and the artworking of some 270 architectural panels, Jack Lowe Studio’s involvement in this stage of a great project has come to a satisfying conclusion.  You may have seen my first post on the work back in March…

During the course of my work, I liaised closely with two of the three artists commissioned by Nexus – Julian Germain and Morag Morrison – as well as a string of contractors to pull together an enormous amount of photographic imagery required to sit within rigorous architectural parameters.

The completed work launched this morning amidst a swarm of media attention, combining with the illumination of Jason Bruges’ incredible 140 metre Wall of Light on Platform 5.

This £7m development marks the beginning of an enormous programme of renewal for the Tyne and Wear Metro network, a vital part of the North East’s infrastructure.

I’m very proud that Jack Lowe Studio been involved at such an intrinsic level on this project and glad to see first-hand that it is already a revitalising experience for Sunderland Station’s Metro users.

More images of today’s launch can be seen by clicking on the link to this web gallery

Mar 182010

Since August last year, I have been involved in a major architectural project commissioned by the rail operator, Nexus – the renovation of Sunderland Station.  My role has been as a technical advisor and enabler, working with digital images produced by Julian Germain and Morag Morrison, ensuring that the files have been properly optimised, ready for output by The Glass Wall Company on huge glass panels.

The image below shows the first installed panels from Julian Germain’s ‘Found’ series.  The pieces record a selection of over forty items from the station’s Lost Property department, re-contextualised and captured by Julian to grace the walls for the enjoyment of passing rail travellers.

More news on this soon, including Morag Morrison’s abstract works, as the project nears completion…

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