The World’s Largest Digital Canvas, Sydney
Australian lighting specialist Klik Systems has created what is reputed to be the world’s largest interactive lighting system: a super-sized archi-digital canvas branded Luminous.
The whopping LED-based installation is located in Darling Quarter, Sydney’s newest commercial precinct. It covers the exterior of two college campus-style buildings, spanning four levels and more than 557 windows, equivalent to 150 sq m. In a surprising eco twist, the lighting is completely powered by solar energy sourced from panels on the building’s rooftop.
Interactive booths in the park surrounding the installation space offer members of the public the opportunity to interact with the lighting system, allowing them to make their own mark – albeit fleetingly – on the gigantic façade. For those wanting to express their creative flair remotely, the installation can also be engaged with via a website and smartphone app called My Interactive City.
For more information on the way that technology-integrated architecture is changing the urban landscape, see Media Facades Summit 2012.