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OIL PAINTING


Architectural lighting design firm LDC (Light- ing Design Collective S.L.) has been awarded a prize to realize a permanent urban light art piece in Helsinki, Finland - an official project for Helsinki World Design Capital 2012. The art piece will convert a disused oil silo into a wondrous light display and a civic space. Public will gain access to the vast interior of the 36m diameter 17 metre tall steel silo which will be dark red inside. Sun-


light will fill the space with dappled shadows creating a spectacular daytime space. At night 1280 white LEDs flicker and sway on the surface of the silo controlled by a bespoke software mimicking swarms of birds in flight – a reference to the silo’s seaside location. The prevailing winds, well known to those living in Helsinki, are used to trig- ger different light patterns in real time. “The enduring fascination of the complex movement of light and the amazing loca-


tion by the sea will make this a captivating experience for the visitors and the residents of Helsinki,” says Tapio Rosenius, Director of LDC.


The scheme will be unveiled in October 2012 when the city is celebrating the World De- sign Capital year. The win crowns a buoyant year for the Madrid and London based LDC following major design commissions in Asia, Europe and Africa. www.ldcol.com


TOWERING INFERNO London’s iconic Tower Bridge will have more than 2km of GE Lighting’s Tetra Contour architectural LED lighting installed on its stone and metal work. The project forms a key part of a major lighting makeover for the bridge, one that will also see the installation of controls enabling the mood of the lighting to be changed to suit different occasions. A London 2012 Sustainability Partner, GE’s system will help cut energy consumption on the bridge by as much as 40% and will be based on the company’s architectural lighting series Tetra Contour LED. Sup- plied in 2.44m lengths, it takes the form of a flexible LED light engine that can be moulded on site to fit the shape of archi- tectural features. A total of 2,240m are to be installed, highlighting intricate details that could previously only be seen in bright daylight.


The new system will also see the use of the company’s 90W LED Floodlights, together with other lamps and fixtures installed as direct replacements for the old system. The overall lighting system, designed by Citelum, will enable different moods to be created for events other than the Olympics, including the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – also in 2012 – marking 60 years on the throne, and annual New Year celebrations. www.gelighting.com/eu/


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