Glazed Towers

Terminal 5 Heathrow

Client: Nokia
Location: Heathrow Airport
Type of work: Glazed ventilation towers and video screens


In an iconic new international airport terminal, we were asked to provide a creative solution to take what is the technological storage space for the running of T5 and transform this into an eye catching centre piece to expand the corporate branding of one of the world’s largest mobile telephone brands Nokia.


The challenge here was to create an eye catching advertising space whilst still maintaining natural ventilation for the equipment housed within the towers. We did this by using multiple coloured glass fins (of the clients corporate colour) positioned at right-angles to the elevations at the right frequency to create a single mass of colour when viewed slightly off a ninety degree angle. When passing through the vast terminal the towers are an unmissable feature of this interior landscape.