The fabrication shop in Winnipeg recently completed a kinetic wall that creates a shimmering effect with the wind.

The wall is comprised of over 13,000 six by six inches stainless steel plates that move with the wind, which results in a shimmer running throughout the entire wall. Preparation was key to achieve this visual effect. The fabrication shop created a mock-up which was sent to Ottawa where it was tested in a wind tunnel. Changes were made due to the test results and the final product was delivered to site for installation by Flynn crews. The final effect is quite mesmerizing.

Thank you to everyone who made this project possible, including Dave Sterling, Tim Si, the installation team, Adam Hodgins, the Winnipeg fabrication team, and our partnership with Number TEN Architectural Group.