Nanolumens Announces Annual Crystal Nixel Award Nominees

Nanolumens Announces Annual Crystal Nixel Award Nominees

Nanolumens has announced the nominees for its annual Crystal Nixel Awards. These awards highlight excellence in dvLED design and creativity from some of Nanolumens’ project partners over the last year. Members of the tech community are invited to cast their vote for one of seven prominent installations through September 1; winners will be announced on September 6.

Nanolumens Crystal Nixel Awards“This is our 7th Annual Crystal Nixel Awards, and we have chosen seven amazing installations to spotlight from our project partners over the last year,” said Ney Corsino, CEO of Nanolumens. “It’s been an amazing year of creative projects with our partners, and we’d love the opportunity to share the innovations creative design and integration of our LED display solutions.

This year’s Crystal Nixel Award Nominees include:

TK Elevator

Atlanta Landmark TK Elevator landed a nomination with its state-of-the-art innovation center and campus. This collaboration with the Brand Design Division of Gensler outfitted TKE’s new 420-ft.-tall Innovation and Qualification Center (IQC), with digital canvases befitting the tallest elevator test tower in North America. The TK Elevator project features an 11,000 sq. ft. CLRVU LED mesh display on the interior of the building, as well as a four-sided “virtual elevator”, state-of-the-art elevator test tower, and digital showroom inside the IQC. This installation received an honorable mention in LAVNCH [CODE]’s 2022 Out of This World Experiences Awards.

Fulton Country Library

Break-through technology garnered Atlanta’s Fulton County Central Library with a nomination. Nanolumens collaborated with Capital Signs on a new four-sided dvLED Media Tower that is located on the northeast side of Forsyth Avenue and mimics the interlocking sculptural form of the building. A bespoke framework was built to meet the design intent for the media tower that prompted a new mold used to produce our outdoor tiles and a whole new topology for structures.

95 State

95 State at City Creek lands a nomination as Salt Lake City’s newest state-of-the-art 25-story tower that contains approximately 515,000 rentable sq. ft. Designed by AV consultants Shen Milsom Wilke, this convex curve needed visible from the outside, and is a focal piece for this building in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. The gently curved giant display used Nanolumens 2.5mm Nixel and measured 83.5 ft. wide x 12.5 ft. high.

Georgia Tech Library Media Bridge

The Garden of Us is a new interactive experience at the Georgia Institute of Technology in the Georgia Tech Library. A large dvLED canopy pool-like display was designed by PRAXIS3 in collaboration with Second Story and is a truly unique and integrated art installation. The Media Bridge is both functional and inspirational, providing an interactive media “instrument” at a major crossroads on the Georgia Tech campus. The Media Bridge can be programmed—or “played”—in multiple ways, including original content created by and for the students themselves.

Iowa State University

Iowa State University scored a nomination with its new Stark Performance Center next to the Jack Trice Stadium complex. Competition to recruit student-athletes is intense among the Big 12 schools, so Iowa State set out to create a top-notch student athletic center complete with technology that have athletes saying “I Will”. Nanolumens’ partnered with Mechdyne to created multiple dvLED displays throughout the new complex including dvLED displays for the locker room, commons area, press/media room, and lobby stairs.

AMP Karrinyup Shopping Centre

The AMP Karrinyup Shopping Centre nails a nomination with its Timepiece display in the heart of the shopping centre. The concept was part meeting place, part landmark, and part retail brand experience. Timepiece is comprised of a four-sided clock sphere, and double-sided pedant both utilizing dvLED. The clock is comprised of 2.5mm dvLED, while the pendant is comprised of 4.7mm dvLED and encased in an elegant fiberglass enclosure and rotates for maximum viewing.

Verizon Innovation Hub

The Verizon Innovation Hub in Boston was nominated for its tech-forward design. The concept for the Hub was to have a main 16:9 display that splayed out from the main display to create an industrial, deconstructed, video wall display that looked like a circuit board. It needed to have a clean aesthetic, but also seem industrial with parts and cabling exposed—like a television had exploded intentionally. The industry has coined a phrase for this as “Tech-o-rating”, and the result was an innovative design with form and functionality. This installation received won a LAVNCH [CODE]’s 2022 Out of This World Experiences Award.

“We’d like the industry’s help selecting the winners, so please be sure to cast your vote. Unlike years past, we’re also allowing others to submit their Nanolumens projects for consideration as well,” concluded Corsino. “We want to acknowledge our partners and look forward to working with these teams on future projects.”

Click here to cast your vote for the 2022 Nanolumens Crystal Nixel Awards by September 1.

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