We have partnered with a creative skills and design agency, Space_Play, to create a 3D framed sculpture in celebration of the building’s 15th anniversary this year.  

The exhibition will not only commemorate the 15-year history of Millennium Point as an iconic landmark venue in the city centre, it will explore the depths of what Millennium Point does, and convey a colliding of science and technology with creative culture.

Space_Play is best known for its Brutal Brum series – a collection of sculptures honouring the city’s neglected brutalist architecture including Birmingham Central Library, Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the New Street Signal Box.

The artists have worked closely with Millennium Point over the summer to create a sculpture that will epitomise the history and changes of the building over the last 15 years.

The piece will explore Millennium Point’s pivotal role in the development of Eastside, as well as celebrate the building’s architecture, diverse tenants and partners.

Materials testing ahead of the Millennium Point artwork

Materials testing ahead of the Millennium Point artwork.

Over the summer, Space_Play carried out an architectural study at Millennium Point including a survey of activities within the building before design work on the piece. The Space_Play team looks to convey the stories that architecture creates; whether through showing the ideas behind the design of a building or through its uses and social activities.

The final piece will be a layered and interconnected series of 3D exploration diagrams as the linking references between the building itself and the patterns of the physical elements and the social activities throughout Millennium Point, celebrating the building and its story.

Displayed on Millennium Point’s Atrium Wall on Level 0, the artwork will be unveiled on Friday 7th October and will tie in with Digbeth First Friday when the streets of Digbeth come alive with culture, exhibitions and special events. The exhibition will then stay in place until the end of the 15th anniversary year.

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