1:1000 Scale Architectural Models (1mm represents 1 metre)

1:1000 scale is typically used for masterplan models or site overview models for particularly big areas. Each metre on site is represented by 1mm on the model which means the amount of detail that can be shown is fairly limited. Consequently buildings are usually made as simplified massing blocks but if you scroll to Detailed White School Model at the bottom right of the page you’ll see we can also pick out major areas of glazing if required.

Cardiff City Masterplan Model Cardiff Bay Marketing Model Built to illustrate the proposed scale of several major development areas in a prime waterside location, this model used illumination to highlight the key sites in the project. Each of 11 different plots can be illuminated individually at the touch of a button. Even at 1:1000 scale, this model is 6 metres long by 5 metres wide and had to be built in 8 sections so that it could be transported and set up at different locations. It is a smaller, mobile version of the model shown on the 1:750 page.

Redevelopment Area Planning Model Redevelopment Area Planning Model We’ve made several models for local government backed redevelopment areas, and this was the third such project in the last couple of years. Winning all of them through a strict tendering process we had to demonstrate that we could deliver outstanding quality at a competitive price. This small scale model was used to illustrate the masterplan for the proposed redevelopment of a huge decommissioned steelworks site.
Llanelli Waterside Masterplan Model Llanelli Waterside Masterplan Model Commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government through an exhaustive tendering process, this model’s role was to illustrate the new infrastructure and planning proposals for a major new development area in the docks and coastal fringes of Llanelli, South Wales. The model showed new road links, new residential areas, and commercial development areas. It also used button activated fibre optic lighting to highlight six different development zones.

Redevelopment Area Planning Model Tidal Lagoons Leisure Facilities
Llanelli Waterside Masterplan Model Tidal Lagoons Turbines Station
After completing these two white styled models of the Swansea Lagoons tidal energy project we were surprised to discover they had been the focal point for a presentation to the Prime Minister David Cameron (apparently they couldn’t tell us beforehand for security reasons). The models are both at 1:1000 scale and show two different areas of the proposed lagoon structure. If you click on the images to enlarge them you’ll see that even at this small scale (1mm represents 1 metre) we can show a high level of detail.

White School Model White School Model For such a small scale this model offers a very clear demonstration of the roofscapes and general massing of this proposed new group of school buildings.
LNG Gas Terminal LNG Gas Terminal This landform model was created for an exhibition informing the local community about a major redevelopment of a disused refinery site on the West Wales coast line.

Planning Model For Housing Planning Model For Housing This model had two interchangeable central sections to demonstrate the massing of the existing disused industrial buildings compared to the proposed new housing development.
Detailed White School Model Detailed White School Model Even though 1:1000 is such a small scale we’ve managed to show the main windows and atrium glazing in clear acrylic for this model of a proposed school design. We also installed battery powered white LEDs to illuminate the model (click on image to see).
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