The Halo Group specialises in temporary structures for events, large scale experiential production solutions and specialist brand activation services. Our modular steel frame system can be used to create temporary structures and venues, pop-up or touring consumer campaigns and bespoke solutions for a wide range of briefs. In 2016 we worked with London based agency Octagon on behalf of their client MasterCard who were one of the sponsors of the UEFA Champions League. This exciting project used many of our core products and services to produce a spectacular activation for the end client and the public to engage with.
Our initial brief was to propose a solution to achieve a 2 storey structure which could be fitted out with a bespoke interior and provide a blank canvas on the exterior for the application of MasterCard's campaign branding. Customisation was a key part of this brief so our team set to work to help MasterCard achieve something truly memorable.
Various temporary structures for events were considered prior to approaching The Halo Group however these alternatives lacked the ability to provide a completely bespoke solution for the project. With different finishes featuring on the exterior and interior, the solution needed to be tailor made. The client also needed a structure which could support a large outdoor display screen which would be directly attached to the frame. Very few temporary structures for events or temporary venues are able to achieve this without scaffolding, truss work or additional support so our proposal needed to answer this important part of the activation's criteria. Further bespoke elements also needed to be incorporated into the design such as fitted windows, storage areas and other features so a modular solution was essential to answer the brief.
The first step to answering the brief was to produce visuals to illustrate to the end client how their branding would look attached to our frame system. Using our specialist build knowledge of temporary structures for events, we built a model in Sketchup before rendering out the final visuals in Cinema 4D for demonstration purposes. Once signed off by the client our brief was to recreate an exact replica onsite.
Our steel build crew are specialists within the field of temporary structures for events and have many years experience working on projects for festival organisers, experiential agencies, brands and also working in partnership with suppliers. Our unique steel system is made up of many different lengths of RSJ beams, connector bolts and specialist components. It can be assembled in almost any configuration or design, it can even be built over multiple levels by hand, removing the need for heavy plant or lifting equipment when budgets are constrained. Our structures can be built to fit any footprint and will answer many different briefs. Its modular design means it is adaptable and scalable making it ideal for multi location festival tours with alternating footprints.
On the MasterCard activation, The Halo Group designed and built the structure frame as well as fitting the structure's cladding, flooring, roofing and all panelling. This provided Octagon's branding team with a complete, fully weatherproof blank canvas to apply the final finish. The Halo Group specialises in providing ready made solutions for a broad range of project requirements and we are able to offer options to our client that our competitors could not. Free from the constraints of traditional marquees, truss work structures or scaffolding, our design team were able to think outside the box to help our client realise their vision.
Our temporary structures for events are fully customisable and easy for 3rd party suppliers to use. Practical features such as having M16 bolt holes at every 500mm on every beam and the ability to work in standard sheet size dimensions or larger dimensions mean suppliers are able to quickly understand how they can work with all our system, thus streamlining delivery onsite. We also supply full technical drawings for all our structure build projects, as was the case in this example.