The commissioned installation is the centre piece of a newly completed teaching block, designed to complement the observatory. Suspended through the centre of the three-storey atrium, the chandelier has been specially designed to allow students to input code and output visual representations and mathematical patterns of the constellations and stars.
Working with Urban Projects Bureau, we developed a three-dimensional dynamic lighting installation that compliments the modern timber clad light and airy circulation space. The final design was made up of 1024 individually RGB programmable illuminated balls suspended on 64 drops. The visual weight of the feature was reduced by the use of mirror between each node. Professional multimedia lighting design software allows the teachers and pupils to input their own sequences and events which can be triggered via a tablet during a lesson, or pre-set to run on a time, day, month basis.