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Artlife builds eyrise® Cubical for Merck Innovation Center

Artlife builds eyrise® Cubical for Merck Innovation Center

Like fragments of state-of-the-art wooden architecture, the eyrise® Cubical stands in Merck’s Innovation Center. As a spatial installation, the polygonal cube stages the eyrise® i350 invisible privacy glazing. The latest innovation from the science and technology company Merck is transparent glass partitions with dynamic liquid crystal glazing.

Responsible for the structural implementation and for the installation of the eyrise® cubical at the company’s headquarters in Darmstadt were the Hofheim-based set construction experts from Artlife. As a project partner, Sinus Event-Technik impressed with its sophisticated media and control technology.

Despite its enormous dimensions, the 6.10m wide and 5.60m high solitaire impresses with a high degree of precision in production. The two opposing individual modules are each supported by imposing steel substructures, which together weigh more than 6 tons. The two free-standing wall panels are statically connected to each other via the base. CNC milled, faceted multiplex elements form the cladding for the basic framework. Aluminium façades with dynamic eyrise® liquid crystal glass inserted into the wood-steel frame complete the cube.

Conceived and designed by the Wiesbaden-based design agency 3deluxe, the eyrise® Cubical forms a complex media installation when viewed from the outside, providing multi-layered insights and views of and through the glasses into the center of the installation. Inside, an atmospheric place is created that brings nature into the interior and creates space for communication and secluded work. The large trees and light wooden surfaces also create a pleasant contrast to the high-tech glasses.

The two halves of the cubic are in dialogue through the media display. The special circuitry of the glass panes combined with full-surface projections and sound impressively conveys the control options of the dynamic eyrise® liquid crystal glasses and thus creates a holistic spatial experience. Via a seamlessly integrated touch-screen interface, visitors also have the opportunity to control the glasses in a targeted manner.