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Uppingham School

Daniel Sturgis was selected as the artist for Uppingham School's new science facility, Destination Science, designed by ORMS architects, the ambition being to integrate the artwork within the central atrium in the new building.


Sturgis' designs were laser cut into powder-coated aluminium screens. The triple height atrium of Destination Science has been designed with the series of laser cut aluminium bands on each floor of the core. The perforated panels are set out in a crenulated form, responding to the Foucault's pendulum suspended in the atrium, a device that demonstrates the rotation of the Earth.


Sturgis says: 

"I have chosen as the motifs or the building blocks of my design - the elementary shapes of the circle, triangle and rectangle. These are grouped into stacks and grids emphasising verticality, making visual connections between the three floors. Although static the design has been created to give ides of movement, energy, and vitality."


All images copyright Kilian O’Sullivan


Daniel Sturgis

Title of work

Destination Science


Uppingham School



Image credit

Kilian O'Sullivan