Kinetic Architecture

The proven technology used to control and power cranes and mechanical handling solutions is the same technology behind our ground-breaking kinetic architecture.

Whatever the motion, and whatever the size – lifting, moving, rotating, tilting, opening, closing or travelling – it's the way we combine the best mechanical and electrical technologies to create truly unique moving structures that makes SCX Special Projects, special.

SCX Special Projects' experience with cranes, rails, tracks and bogies, coupled with our in-house automation capabilities, means that even elaborate structures can be mobilised using reliable and proven technologies.

SCX Special Projects has designed moving structures for a wide variety of applications including:

  • Sports stadia
  • Entertainment venues and tourist attractions
  • Private residencies
  • Leisure and shopping centres
  • Scientific and engineering research applications
  • Private businesses

Whilst techniques used in previous kinetic architecture solutions are transferable, every new project we undertake is completely bespoke, because our teams always deliver a solution to meet your specific needs.


Wimbedon Centre Court with retractable roof fully deployed © AELTC Nigel Tingle


In the case of the Wimbledon Centre Court Retractable Roof, for example, it was the synchronisation of hundreds of individual moving parts coupled with powered end carriages running on static rails that mobilised the structure.

Our ability to discover and develop a robust, reliable and efficient system in response to your needs, allows you, the architect, to realise your most adventurous ideas, while at the same time providing a hugely dependable overall solution.

Wimbledon Centre Court
Find out more about the concertina-style retractable roof, designed and installed by SCX Special Projects.

SCX Special Projects' numerous moving structure installations have covered a variety of unusual applications.

From deployment systems for protective coverings, to entire moveable sections of buildings, to kinetic art installations, SCX Special Projects can develop the means to either mobilise existing structures or create new moving structures that integrate seamlessly into your design.


Stratford Shoal moving artwork with dampening solution from SCX Special Projects


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Roman Ridge Road, Sheffield, S9 1GA, United Kingdom

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