888 Collins Street is Melbourne’s first real-time weather display. Towering lines…
888 Collins Street
Tapping into our collective weather watching obsession, 888 Collins Street is Melbourne’s first real-time weather display. Towering lines of LED light cleverly combine to create a luminous façade that responds to rainfall, cloud-cover, wind speed and temperature.
The 15-storey residential development by Lendlease is wrapped in a luminous skin that interprets incoming weather data and translates it into beautiful digital visualisations. Light moves and changes colour to represent current and future conditions.
On the hour, the building displays the next day’s forecast from a Bureau of Meteorology data feed. At all other times the façade reflects real time weather conditions collected by a weather station installed on the rooftop.
Content is displayed across 2.4km of custom designed and fabricated linear LED light fixtures embedded into thirty-five full height vertical fins that flank 5,500m2 of building façade. The entire building is illuminated from the energy produced by solar panels installed on the building.
Check out our Visual Guide for details on interpreting the facade artwork.
Date – 2016
Client – Lendlease
Lighting Design – Ramus
Programming – Toby K
Fixture Development, Fabrication & Installation – Adherettes
Fixture Design – Big Screen Projects
Architect – Woods Bagot
Photography – David Russell
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