Cranleigh School Curved Glass Balustrade War Memorial
Cranleigh School in conjunction with Nye Architects, Nicholas Dimbleby and Ion Glass
Bespoke frameless glass balustrade with curved glass panels, custom channel set for a minimal result
Ion Glass was commissioned to install a magnificent sweep of curved glass balustrade to surround the war memorial which creates an imposing and poignant focal point at the entrance to Cranleigh School.
At the heart of the memorial is a sculpture created by leading British sculptor Nicholas Dimbleby, a former pupil at the school, to mark both the centenary of the first day of the Battle of the Somme and the end of the school’s 150th year. Entitled ‘Leaving’, the three metre high sculpture is surrounded by a sweep of glass panels, featuring the names of the 382 former pupils who have fallen in battle during the history of the school.
Fully frameless, the glass panels have no handrail and are channel set, offering minimal visual distraction from the statue itself.
Each name is clearly visible, with the school’s crest prominently displayed at the front of the installation.