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Pile 'em high

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The words 'iconic' and 'piling' are seldom seen together but this is exactly what designers of the BBC TV series . . .

and Me think of steel piling from Corus used by Arup in the design of a car park in the @Bristol arts centre. Paul Tigwell, of local TV and film designer BDH, was so struck by the car park in his search for 'clean-looking, futuristic, anonymous urban iconography' that he selected it to appear in the closing credits sequence for the recent series, which looked at the UK's six most recognisable and influential brands, and examined how they've shaped our daily lives. A Corus spokesperson said: 'After this, someone suggested we should be approaching product placement agencies to get piling into the movies, but I think that would be taking things a step too far.'

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