Client Emirates Stadium
Wood and Wood initially started work with HOK SVE (now Populous) on the external sign package for the new Emirates Stadium in 2004.
To design, manufacture and install truly stunning signage that creates a visual impact in keeping with this magnificent state-of-the-art stadium.
In Spring 2006, we commenced manufacture of the signs, the signage is made up of three sign types, the ‘Emirates Stadium’ letters, Emirates logo and the Arsenal shield.
Although large and imposing, the ‘Emirates Stadium’ letters at 1.4m and Emirates logo were straightforward to manufacture with each character built-up from descaled stainless steel, polyester powder coated and internally illuminated with red LEDs through red acrylic faces.
The most challenging element of the project was the four Arsenal shields. Initially designed to be 6m x 5m and internally illuminated, they were envisaged as ‘flex-face’ signs. As the project progressed the signs grew to 8m x 6.5m with external illumination and it became apparent that the signs must be manufactured with no visible material joints.
Rising to the challenge, we identified a European supplier capable of delivering a lightweight rigid polycarbonate/GRP substrate in lengths up to 14m with a maximum width of 3m. The design of the club badge meant we could utilise the central joint to enhance the different shades of red on the two halves of the shield and to manufacture the shield in just two pieces. The built-up letters and cannon were a combination of 2mm descaled stainless steel and 3mm aluminium.
Dedicated remote spotlights illuminate the shields and have been designed to keep the colours true.
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