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Published: 14 Mar 2011

Award-Winning Light Wall


Jason Bruges Studio has won the Special Projects category of the Lighting Design Awards with Platform 5 – an interactive art installation based around a lit glass-block wall at Sunderland train station in the North East of England.

The installation (which Stylus originally reported on in July during its construction – see Platform 5, Sunderland Station) was commissioned by local transport company Nexus. It consists of a 144 m long and 3 m tall wall that conceals a disused platform.

LED technology transforms the wall into a low-resolution video matrix. Using sensors and a computer-based control system to monitor the movements of trains, it depicts ghostly figures opposite the platform.

This innovative urban intervention not only won the Lighting Design Award on Thursday, but also received a commendation at the Design Week Awards last Monday.