Lotus Dome by Daan Roosegaarde

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AUTHOR:

Daan Roosegaarde

YEAR:

2012

LOCATION:

Lille3000 FANTASTIC, lille, france

PHOTOGRAPHS:

image © Daan Roosegaarde

SOURCE:

vimeo - 

NOTE:

Lotus Dome by Daan Roosegaarde and his studio is a living dome made out of hundreds of ultra-light aluminium flowers that fold open in response to human behavior. When approached, the big silver dome lights up and opens its flowers. Its behavior moves from soft breathing to a more dynamic mood when more people interact. The light slowly follows people, creating an interactive play of light and shadow.
The graphic representations of the lotus flower on the walls, and the deep bass sound, transforms the Renaissance environment into a 'Techno-Church'.

The project was awarded with the Media Architecture Award 2012 in the category of Future Trends.

Client: 
Commissioned by the City of Lille for Lille3000 FANTASTIC exhibition curated by Caroline David.

from: Daan Roosegaarde