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Nanolumens’ Announces Annual Crystal Nixel Award Nominees Cast Vote for Excellence in dvLED Design and Creativity

Nanolumens, world-class creators of True Curve™ LED displays, announced the nominees for their annual Crystal Nixel™ Awards. This annual award highlights excellence in dvLED design and creativity from some of Nanolumens’ project partners over the last year. Cast your vote for one of seven prominent installations, or submit others for consideration, now through August 19th. Winners will be announced on September 6th.

“This is our 7th Annual Crystal Nixel™ Awards, and we have chosen 7 amazing installations to spotlight from our project partners over the last year. 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. 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. We want to acknowledge our partners and look forward to working with these teams on future projects,” says, CEO, Ney Corsino of Nanolumens. 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-foot-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”, a state-of-the-art elevator test tower, and a digital showroom inside the Innovation and Qualification Center (IQC).

Fulton Country Library 

Break-through technology garnered Atlanta’s Fulton County Central Library 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 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 square feet. 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 83.5w x 12.5 ft h.

Georgia Tech Library Media Bridge 

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“The Garden of Us,” is a new interactive experience at the Georgia Institute of Technology at the Georgia Tech Library. A large dvLED canopy “pool-like” display was designed by PRAXIS3 in collaboration with Second Story which 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 their new beautifully appointed 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 has athletes saying, “I Will”. Nanolumens’ partnered with Mechdyne to create 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 center. The concept was part meeting place, part landmark, and part retail brand experience. The timepiece is comprised of a four-sided clock sphere, and a double-sided pendant 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 TV had exploded intentionally. The industry has coined a phrase for this as “Tech-o-rating”, and the result was a very innovative design with form and functionality. 

Cast your vote via the Nanolumens site on/before September 1st. Then stay tuned as winners will be announced on September 6th. https://www.nanolumens.com/2022-crystal-nixel-award

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