happy LED life! - a design competition for Gwangju International Design Biennale 2015

Porto Light Experience

Porto Light Experience by Filipa Frois AlmeidaHugo ReisJoão Castelo BrancoMaria João AguiarJosé Nuno Sampaio Lighting Living LabGlobaltronicLightEnjin from portugal

designer's own words:

In context of “Metamorfose”, an Oporto scenic art piece from FAHR 021.3 for Locomotiva, “Porto Light Experience” emerges to deepen the experience of light creating an unexpected landmark in the city.
A collaboration between FAHR 021.3 and Thinklight.se - light design, integrated in 2015 International Year of Light, “Porto Light Experience” developed an overnight Led Light occupation on urban infrastructure intensifying its identity and relation with the city.
As a landmark, this Led Lighting contributes to the image of the contemporary city, a city alive that interacts with people and invites encounter. The led lighting system uses the latest technologies that enables dynamic digital programming and develop the potential of interactivity with citizens, residents and visitors. Beyond this interaction, the digital programming allows other kind of animation like sound reaction through DMX cable or variation of light intensity by video signal.
Supported and developed by the Portuguese cluster Lighting Living Lab, a total of 1.300 digital rulers and more than 20.800 LEDs.
Through the joint efforts of these multidisciplinary teams, combining different areas of knowledge and creativity, the result is intended to be completely innovative ways of generate a new night experience, a dialog platform in the city.


App interaction figure

App interactive grid result


Street perspective

“Porto” written by a citizen

Random video animation generating different shapes


Programming tables by Globaltronic

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