Unistrut P1000 Channel Brings Home First Place

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Our Unistrut P1000 Channel Was Used In The Winning Designartwork with unistrut p1000

Focused on promoting environmental and economic awareness, the City of Dreams design competition features architectural designs that are made from repurposed materials in an attempt to reduce waste during both the construction and de-installation of the work. The idea is to make people more aware of a declining world that continues to face depletion of economic and natural resources as well as bring architecture and design communities together. In 2018, the winning design, Oculi, featured Unistrut P1000 channel and bases that came from Eberl Iron Works, Inc.

Our Unistrut Buffalo Supports division was contacted by a group of faculty members from Cornell University who were looking for Unistrut P1000 channel that they could use in the prototype of their design. The order consisted of 160 pieces of 20 foot P1001 Unistrut Double Channel and 6 P2073 Unistrut Post Bases. Once they received the order for their Unistrut P1000 Channel, they went to work building the prototype of Oculi, which would eventually go on to win the 2018 competition.

How Unistrut P1000 Helped Shape “Oculi”

Made from repurposed metal grain bins, Unistrut P1000 Channel and Unistrut Post Bases, Oculi brought back memories of the American agro-industrial age by creating a design that provided an unobstructed view of the sky while also tracking the path of the sun. The four winning faculty members captured the eye of the City of Dreams judges by creating a piece of art that focused on sustainability-oriented thinking and helped raise awareness of a world that is facing increasing environmental and economic constraints. Oculi was installed on Governors Island in New York City after winning the 2018 competition and was de-installed later that year.

The Unistrut Metal Framing System and Its Many Usesunistrut p1000 channel

Most commonly used in the construction and electrical industries, the Unistrut Metal Framing System features a wide range of Unistrut Channel, Fittings, Trolleys, Clamps and Hardware that are perfect for supporting wires, plumbing, piping and other mechanical components such as AC and ventilation units. The unique weldless connection system comes together to form completely customizable systems and frameworks that meet project specific requirements. Today, we’re starting to see Unistrut Channel and Hardware used in more creative ways than ever before, such as Unistrut P1000 Channel being used to win an architecture and design competition. Other applications that DIYers have used Unistrut for include things like track doors, gym weight racks, furniture, hunting blinds, roof racks, and garage storage just to name a few. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the things you can do with Unistrut. To learn more about our Unistrut Metal Framing Products or to get started on your next project, click the button below to download a copy of our FREE Catalog!

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