Project - Guys & St Thomas Cancer Centre

T4 were contacted by Architects Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners to create a Glass Foundation Window to be installed at Guys & St Thomas Cancer Centre. This exciting project was to produce a large circular panel of glass that was to act as a foundation panel, similar to a traditional foundation stone.

Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners drew their inspiration for the panel from the original architects sketch, that was produced for the building by the lead architect on the project. it was then up to T4 to interpret this and come up with ideas as to how best to achieve this image in glass, whilst taking into account its location and safety without compromising the design.

T4 Design initially produced three different samples for Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners all incorporating various decorative glass process's and combinations of colour and depth. At this stage T4 were able to confirm the specification of the glass. This was achieved by creating a custom glass laminate which gave four faces of glass that could be decorated.  

T4 continued to work with Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners to decide which part of the original image was to be re-produced onto which face of the glass for maximum 
effect.  The final panel was a combination of deep sandblasting, surface sandblasting and various paint effects. The results are stunning and the completed panel was un-veiled by the world famous architect Sir Richard Rogers on site on the 14th of May 2014.

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Sandblasting Face 3 - Etched Face 4

Masking up ready for the painting process

In the paint shop

Getting ready for despatch

Perfect fit....

The final touch

The finished piece