rockwell group lights up brookfield place new york with hundreds of colored lanterns
rockwell group lights up brookfield place new york with hundreds of colored lanterns
dec 02, 2015

rockwell group lights up brookfield place new york with hundreds of colored lanterns

rockwell group lights up brookfield place with hundreds of colored lanterns  
all images by arbuckle industries




using color and light to symbolize hope for the future, the interdisciplinary firm rockwell group’s LAB studio have created ‘luminaries’- a public, interactive luminescent display set in the winter garden atrium of brookfield place, in lower manhattan, which recently underwent a $250 million renovation.

650 LED embedded lanterns have been suspended across the winter garden atrium




rows of cube-shaped, fabric lanterns embedded with LEDs have been suspended across the wide atrium; glowing in different colors, intensity and animation. through the use of capacitive technology the installation invites visitor’s active participation by white, touch sensitive corian ‘wishing stations’. these stations respond to user’s touch, sending the action to the canopy of 650 twinkling lanterns and translating it into an ornate display of dappling lights and colors. capturing the holiday spirit, visitors to the renovated brookfield place retail complex will be able to pause, and enjoy the collaborative lighting ritual, aiming to instill hope and forward thinking of the new year.

the installation marks the completion of the $250 million renovation of brookfield place

custom, cubic lanterns are embedded with LEDs, each of them capable of changing color and intensity

touch-sensitive wishing stations invite visitors to make a wish, pulsing in response to their touch

the lanterns create an all-day and night lighting experience

brookfield place retail complex recently underwent a $250 million renovation


luminaries follows the glass-enclosed topography of the winter garden, visually drawing visitors through the space

visitors sit under the canopy of lanterns


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