interactive installation at children's hospital by jason bruges studio interactive installation at children's hospital by jason bruges studio
feb 04, 2013

interactive installation at children's hospital by jason bruges studio

‘nature trail’ by jason brugesimage courtesy jason bruges studio

 

 

london-based lighting design house jason bruges studio has completed ‘nature trail’ – an interactive project designed specifically for the great ormond street hospital, england as a means for children to brighten their journey to the operating theatre. the concept was informed viewing the hospital walls as a natural canvas – a digital forest, with scenes depicting various ‘forest creatures’, including horses, deer, hedgehogs, birds and frogs, to the passerby.

 

the work has been installed in the theatres floor within the hospital’s new morgan stanley clinical building, the first part of the mittal children’s medical centre. ‘nature trail’ covers the corridor walls and has essentially two main elements; integrated LED panels and bespoke graphic wallpaper. the LED panels are embedded into the wall surface at various heights in order to be accessible to the eye levels and positions of patients moving along the corridors. across these surfaces are abstract ‘animal movements’ which are interactive animated patterns of light that reveal themselves through the trees and foliage of the forest. the artwork consists of 70 LED panels, with a total of 72,000 LEDs.

 

 

a video showing the installationvideo courtesy jason bruges studio

 

 

the design was developed as a means for children to brighten their journey to the operating theatreimage courtesy jason bruges studio

 

 

the scenes depict various ‘forest creatures’, including horses, deer, hedgehogs, birds and frogs, to the passerbyimage courtesy jason bruges studio

 

 

the LED panels are embedded into the wall surface at various heights in order to be accessible to the eye levels and positions of patients moving along the corridorsimage courtesy jason bruges studio

 

 

the artwork consists of 70 LED panels, with a total of 72,000 LEDsimage courtesy jason bruges studio

 

 

the integrated LED panels and bespoke graphic wallpaper line the corridors of the hospitalimage courtesy jason bruges studio

  • This is magic indeed. I really see care attitude towards children in this concept.

    francesca says:
  • ahem…. in what sense “interactive”?

    m says:
  • Addressing “m’s” previous snarky question “ahem, in what sense “interactive”- do you not see the children responding to/ interacting with the wallpaper?- how often do you stop and currently respond to “normal” wallpaper that surrounds you in your life, especially if you were on your way to surgery?

    Mary St. John says:
  • Cool, but not interactive. Misleading to label it as such.

    zigfoyer says:

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