We are Design for Movement, a multi-disciplinary global design team within Steer. The core areas that define our work are information, environment and identity. This is our portfolio of selected projects.

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Helo - Overhead line structure

Helo - Overhead line structure

In 2014 the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) launched a Aesthetic Overhead Line Structures competition to generate new ideas to improve the design of gantry and cantilever structures.

We selected a company wide team – including product designers, architects and railway engineers – in order to develop our design submission named ‘Helo’.

Our objective was to design a functional, modern, aesthetically pleasing overhead line structure that remains visually appealing and sympathetic to the landscape in which it will sit.

Drawing inspiration from the British countryside, we were struck by the beauty and free flowing forms. By focusing only on the shapes created by the landscape and leaving out texture and colour, we discovered simple, aesthetically appealing forms that conveyed the sense of strength and structure seen in plants, a basic requirement of a OLE mast.

Our design breaks with the traditional industrial forms, introducing a softness that is more pleasing to the eye. Our design combines the aesthetic and the functional, a delicate balance between form and function that we embraced to contribute to Britain’s future world-class transport system.

 

 3D visualisation of single mast concept

3D visualisation of single mast concept

 Structure technical drawing

Structure technical drawing

 Structure details

Structure details

Bogotá Bicentennial Wayfinding

Bogotá Bicentennial Wayfinding

Bergamo Transit Map

Bergamo Transit Map