Copper pipework installation wins award

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120 metres of copper pipe and nearly 1000 fittings used to create an installation in the window of Penhaligon's shop has won the RIBA Regent Street Window.

The Regent Street Association has awarded joint first place to London architecture practices Squire and Partners and Al Jawad Pike for their RIBA Regent Street Window installations, originally held during the London Design Festival in September 2014.

Al Jawad Pike’s installation for Penhaligon’s drew on the rich history of perfume making and its origins in distillation and chemistry. Inspired by evocative fragrances they created a labyrinthine construction of blown glassware filled with raw ingredients from which the perfumes are extracted, held within a three-dimensional lattice of copper pipe. The final installation incorporated over 150 glass flasks, 120 metres of copper pipe and nearly 1000 copper connectors.

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