Case Studies/The Flotsam/Henley Square Redevelopment/
The Brief The Flotsams are organic forms that look like they might come from the sea just beyond Henley Square. They required fabrication in a material that would not only support their four metre length but would also highlight their smooth, undulating form.
Our Solution To compliment the elegant shape and achieve a smooth, refined surface, we chose to fabricate the Flotsams in GRC (glass reinforced concrete). GRC is a very strong material and much lighter than standard concrete, making off-site fabrication feasible. Made in four segments, each segment required its own polystyrene plug, created using a specialised CNC router; the plugs were then used to create fiberglass moulds which were filled with GRC, creating the final forms which were joined on-site.