By: Melissa Nichols On: February 14, 2019 In: Blog Comments: 0

Glass has always had a special place in GGR Group’s heart.

Hydraulica 1200 Installing Red Glass at Serpentine Gallery, London

Hydraulica 1200 Installing Red Glass at Serpentine Gallery, London

Our glass vacuum lifters have worked on many projects over the years and have been developed into some of the biggest capacity machines on the market. The capabilities of our vacuum lifters are out of this world so this Valentine’s day, we’re showing our admiration for their powerful lifting and unrivalled benefits. Since it’s Valentine’s day, we’re looking back on a project that featured one of our beloved vacuum lifters in a glaze that was symbolic of love.

What comes to mind when you think of love? Roses? Chocolate? Breakfast in bed? Or is it all things red…

A Hydraulica 1200 was commissioned to help install an all glass summer pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery in London. What was unique about this project was that every single piece of glass was red.

The red glass panels weighed up to 370kg and with a lifting capacity of 1.2 tonne, the Hydraulica 1200 was a perfect match. This vacuum lifter has capabilities you’ll fall madly in love with, offering a powered 90-degree hydraulic tilt feature and a 270-degree manual rotation feature. The Hydraulica 1200 can work with any tricky pieces of glass which was needed to help build this one-of-a-kind art piece.

The designer behind the all red pavilion was French architect Jean Nouvel. The inspiration for the red glass came from reflections of energetic and optimistic emotions… love, maybe. This project was seen by hundreds of visitors, all looking for a fun-filled, unique experience.

Hydraulica 1200 Installing Red Glass at Serpentine Gallery, LondonUnfortunately, if you’re looking for a fun-filled place to visit this Valentine’s day, this exhibit has been and gone. However, you can still visit the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, which was also constructed thanks to the help of some of GGR Groups equipment.

The Hydraulica 900C was used to help install around 30 curved glass units and 30 glass fins of different shapes, sizes and weights, around the Sackler Gallery. The Hydraulica vacuum lifter wasn’t alone. A UNIC URW-095 mini spider crane was its loving companion and was able to lift panels that weighed up to 620kg.

If you fancy a day out with a loved one this Valentine’s weekend, head to the heart of the Royal Park of Kensington Gardens and admire one of the most loved projects that our leading lifting equipment took part in!

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