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Kubik Contact Spring Summer 2009

  1. 1. KUBIK CONTACT Spring/Summer 09 International Partnership Produces Spectacular Environments at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto In November 2008, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) re-opened with the first public viewing of its new Frank Gehry designed interiors and exteriors, including the unveiling of the Thomson Collections of Ship FEATURE STORY Models and European Art. We are proud to say that the international partnership between kubik-Maltbie and Click Netherfield played a key role in the event, the two companies having teamed up to create a range of stunning environments, beautiful displays and one-off showcases to house the remarkable collections. “So many experts thought this type of case-work construction BREAKING NEWS simply couldn’t be done, but as visitors to the AGO will clearly see, they forgot to tell our team that.” kubik contact “We are absolutely thrilled to be a part of the Transformation AGO. It’s an honor for our team to produce and install such creative and beautiful displays and to be able to work with an outstanding partner like Gehry recent awards International,” said Sam Kohn, President & CEO, kubik-Maltbie. The team’s work includes 17 spectacular free-standing curved glass showcases for the Thomson Collection of Ship Models and 38 custom-built wall-mounted and free-standing cases for the Thomson Collection of European Art. Kohn adds “So many experts thought this type of case-work construction simply couldn’t be done, but as visitors to the AGO will clearly see, they forgot to tell our team that.” www.thinkubik.com © 2008 kubik inc. All rights reserved. kubik, think kubik and beyond imagination are registered trademarks of kubik inc.
  2. 2. KUBIK CONTACT Spring/Summer 09 kubik Takes Flight With Bombardier One of our most exciting new assignments for 2009 comes from complete traveling business office and hospitality chalet. The kubik crew Bombardier Inc. Our task was to design, build and install everything can quickly break down the whole structure into 8 shipping containers needed to support Bombardier’s 3-year International Air Show for easy and safe transport anywhere Bombardier needs to go. presence, covering 5 major events in Paris (twice), Dubai, Singapore, and FEATURE STORY Farnborough. At kubik we’ve seen dramatic growth in our international events hospitality business. From designing, building and transporting hospitality pavilions in six countries around the world for ABN AMRO to the stunning transformation of shipping containers into a series of hospitality pavilions, and a merchandising store with a night club setting for PUMA, kubik excels at creating innovative, imaginative BREAKING NEWS environments. kubik contact The tour begins with the 100th anniversary of the International Paris Air Show – Le Bouget, one of the world’s premiere aerospace events. “With 2,000 exhibitors from 42 countries and more than 360 entertainment recent awards chalets on-site, it’s imperative that our design helps Bombardier stand out from the competition and helps facilitate a high-profile and productive presence,” said Sam Kohn, President & CEO, kubik. kubik created a strikingly modern new environment for Bombardier, reflecting the company’s commitment to engineering excellence and fine design. The fully modular, environmentally sustainable environment took full advantage of new display technology from another Canadian firm, DIRTT. The 10,000 sq. ft. structure has dedicated spaces for entertaining, meetings, demonstrations and dining. It’s a www.thinkubik.com © 2008 kubik inc. All rights reserved. kubik, think kubik and beyond imagination are registered trademarks of kubik inc.
  3. 3. KUBIK CONTACT Spring/Summer 09 In Touch With Power: All New Visitor Centres for E.ON Kraftwerke To meet the increasing demand for energy, E.ON Kraftwerke, one of the largest energy producers in the world, is planning several new power FEATURE STORY stations in Europe. In order to ensure a clear and open dialogue with all interested stakeholders, E.ON Kraftwerke’s plan includes the creation of visitor centres in the vicinity of each new plant. kubik was selected by E.ON to design and develop the concepts for these 3-storey visitor centres. kubik developed designs that worked to BREAKING NEWS engage local communities and encourage open and positive dialogue. Our team proposed a flexible design approach featuring modular kubik contact prefabricated units. This enables each community to create a visitor centre that best suits their needs while giving E.ON units that can be re-used and tailored for each local community. recent awards The visitor centres feature custom-made interactive displays that explain the technical aspects of the new power plants, and inform visitors about the environmental aspects of power generation, power consumption - such as calculating their own carbon footprint - the options and implications of different energy mix scenarios (solar, wind, gas, coal, etc.) and how and where the power plant fits in the world of energy supply. www.thinkubik.com © 2008 kubik inc. All rights reserved. kubik, think kubik and beyond imagination are registered trademarks of kubik inc.
  4. 4. KUBIK CONTACT Spring/Summer 09 Big Hulk and Low Bulk for FEATURE STORY Cryptologic kubik had a big job to do for Cryptologic’s new tradeshow exhibit. We had to design an area that allowed the client to interact with their BREAKING NEWS visitors in various ways - greet their guests at a reception counter, have meetings in a private space, and showcase their demos on plasma kubik contact screens and computer stations.....all within one triangular space. Not only did the exhibit have to fit an unusual triangular space the first recent awards time it was used, it also needed to adapt to more conventional arrangements at other events in the future. The kubik team took their cue from a Super Hero design theme and created an efficient modular display that used a minimum number of moveable wall panels to create an environment for bigger-than-life-size Marvel characters Spiderman, Iron Man and of course, the HULK himself, all standing on cubes that floated above the display in super-power fashion. The booth was designed and manufactured at our Toronto facility, then shipped to Europe for installation by the kubik Amsterdam team. www.thinkubik.com © 2008 kubik inc. All rights reserved. kubik, think kubik and beyond imagination are registered trademarks of kubik inc.
  5. 5. KUBIK CONTACT Spring/Summer 09 Harley-Davidson Museum Showcases Legendary Motorcycles The Harley-Davidson Museum opened its doors to visitors after years of museum is a life-sized, still-action recreation of a 1920’s board track, planning. The new museum features a stunning collection of motorcycles, complete with race bikes banking 45-degrees on a corner. kubik-Maltbie archival material and memorabilia. With over 100 years of tradition; and was able to scale, recreate and install the board track based on historic dedicated to the company that bears its name as well as, the enthusiasts’ photographs of track events. FEATURE STORY who own and ride Harley-Davidson’s; the museum will surely be a destination experience. The 130,000 square foot museum features For kubik-Maltbie, the honor of winning and working on such a 40,000 square feet of exhibit space as well as, restaurant, café, retail shop, prestigious project is equaled only by the opportunity to collaborate meeting space, special events facilities and the Company’s archives. with a team of respected partners. “It’s been a pleasure working on this project. From the tremendous BREAKING NEWS leadership shown by the Harley team to the outstanding design work of Pentagram, it has been a great team to work with,” said Gary Brooks, Executive Vice President, kubik-Maltbie. kubik contact recent awards kubik–Maltbie was selected and responsible for the fabrication and installation of all exhibits. One of the many showpieces of the new To learn more about Maltbie, a kubik company Visit: www.maltbie.com www.thinkubik.com © 2008 kubik inc. All rights reserved. kubik, think kubik and beyond imagination are registered trademarks of kubik inc.
  6. 6. KUBIK CONTACT Spring/Summer 09 kubik Continues its Winning Ways At kubik, every project is another opportunity to stretch boundaries, think creatively and do great work for our clients. It’s especially gratifying when the work is then recognized by our industry. 2008 EX AWARDS - Event Marketer Magazine FEATURE STORY Event Marketer magazine’s Ex Awards have become the event industry’s greatest symbol of recognition for the world’s best brand-side event marketers and agencies. In 2008, one project was chosen from hundreds of submissions to receive both a Gold and a Silver award. • Infiniti Cirque du Soleil/EX Launch: Gold – Best B-to-B Hospitality Event • Infiniti Cirque du Soleil/EX Launch: Silver – Best Activation of an Entertainment Sponsorship BREAKING NEWS 2008 EVENT DESIGN AWARDS - Event Design Magazine kubik contact Each year Event Design Magazine honours work it considers to be important, innovative and influential. We were proud to learn that the recently completed Newseum project was awarded a Gold as the Best Museum Environment for 2008. recent awards 2009 SEGD AWARDS - Society for Environmental Graphic Design The SEGD DESIGN Journal is a showcase for state of the art work in communication design for the built environment. Their annual awards program receives more than 400 entries, and this year kubik’s work has been singled out – twice! • Newseum: Honor Award – Exhibition Design/Museum • EON: Merit Award – Office/Workspace, Mixed-Use Centers www.thinkubik.com © 2008 kubik inc. All rights reserved. kubik, think kubik and beyond imagination are registered trademarks of kubik inc.
  7. 7. KUBIK CONTACT Spring/Summer 09 No-one Feels Empty After Visiting kubik at EXHIBITOR2009 In a year of tight budgets and even tighter cost control, kubik arrived at FEATURE STORY the EXHIBITOR2009 show in Las Vegas with a lesson for everyone on how to do more with less on the trade show floor. The EXHIBITOR show is the largest exhibition of exhibit and event products and producers in North America. And according to industry insider “Trade Show Bob” and others, kubik “stole the show” . BREAKING NEWS Our booth was created in-house and titled "Cutting Back Shouldn't Leave You Feeling Empty” We found simple innovative ways to make an . impact, without breaking the bank, and packaged “25 tips and ideas to kubik contact cut costs” into a branded brown paper lunchbag that became “the” collectable on the floor. recent awards Click on the link below to see what trade show Bob had to say about the kubik booth. http://members.instantvideogenerator.com/postcard/?6462308X1920 Trying to do more with less on the Trade Show Floor? kubik can help! Contact us for ideas and executions that will make good things happen, even in challenging times. www.thinkubik.com © 2008 kubik inc. All rights reserved. kubik, think kubik and beyond imagination are registered trademarks of kubik inc.
  8. 8. KUBIK CONTACT Spring/Summer 09 Jaguar-Land Rover on the Prowl in a New Environment FEATURE STORY BREAKING NEWS The kubik team spent the early part of 2009 in Jaguar-Land Rover KUBIK ON THE CANADIAN AUTO SHOW CIRCUIT country, and the result was a unique new 10,000 square foot modular kubik contact • kubik clients represented 47% of the floor space at the environment for the legendary car company’s Canadian auto show Toronto International Auto Show. presence. • We managed crews in excess of 250 on site-staff recent awards “kubik has a long and award winning history of providing outstanding automotive showcases and environments,” said Patrick Dahan, • More than 150 trailers were delivered on site Vice-President of Sales, kubik. “We were thrilled that Jaguar-Land Rover, two of the foremost premium car brands in the world, chose kubik to be We now represent 11 manufacturers: their design build partner.” Ford Lincoln Nissan Infiniti Jaguar Land Rover The new auto show environment was designed and created to Hyundai General Motors Cadillac showcase Jaguar’s new breathtaking 2010 XKR and Land Rover’s new Saturn Saab 2009 vehicles. With extensive floor detailing, raised platforms, graphic towers and projection. www.thinkubik.com © 2008 kubik inc. All rights reserved. kubik, think kubik and beyond imagination are registered trademarks of kubik inc.
  9. 9. KUBIK CONTACT Spring/Summer 09 Cars and kubik – A Perfect Partnership It’s a challenging time for the automotive industry, and now more than kubik proposed something radical: rather than group vehicles by brand ever, the leading thinkers are turning to kubik to help get their ideas and or manufacturer, why not group them by the way they are used? innovative products into the public eye. Vehicles were exhibited in imaginative, specially created thematic environments, with cars grouped into six specific worlds: Family & Travel; FEATURE STORY Cabrio; Luxury & Sport; Adventure, City & Compact; and Green Innovations. Automotive manufacturers, brands and dealers would have their own corporate lounges and reception areas set-up in a dedicated exhibition hall. “We anticipated the current market conditions in the automotive world BREAKING NEWS and wanted to do something creative and new with our show” says , Fernand Molenschot tradeshow manager for the Amsterdam Motor Show.“This out-of-the-box approach from kubik offers car manufactures kubik contact an excellent opportunity to display their latest models in an exciting new way that is also very cost-effective.” recent awards A UNIQUE CONCEPT FOR THE AMSTERDAM MOTOR SHOW To celebrate its 110th anniversary, the Amsterdam Auto show invited kubik to help create an innovative new approach to showcasing a diverse collection of vehicles from car-makers all around the world. www.thinkubik.com © 2008 kubik inc. All rights reserved. kubik, think kubik and beyond imagination are registered trademarks of kubik inc.
  10. 10. KUBIK CONTACT Spring/Summer 09 kubik-Maltbie Takes the Checkered Flag at NASCAR! As long-time race fans, the kubik-Maltbie team was excited to be selected as the exhibit producer for the new NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, NC. The assignment includes the design development, coordination, production and installation of museum exhibits for the 150,000 square foot state of the art complex. FEATURE STORY The NASCAR hall of Fame is composed of seven distinctly themed but related spaces: Orientation theater, The Great Hall, Glory Road, The Hall of Honor, Race Week, The Vault and Heritage speed way. Scheduled to open in April 2010, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will create an enduring tribute to the drivers, crew members, and team owners. It will enable visitors to be fully immersed in the history of the sport and provide a behind the scenes look at what it takes to field a successful race team. BREAKING NEWS kubik contact recent awards To learn more about Maltbie, a kubik company Visit: www.maltbie.com www.thinkubik.com © 2008 kubik inc. All rights reserved. kubik, think kubik and beyond imagination are registered trademarks of kubik inc.

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