Light sculpture Seeds of Change

Light sculpture is a dynamic, 21-meter high light sculpture. It was designed for the glass extension of the headquarters of Ricoh Nederland. The outlines of the double helix are accentuated by light sources that gradually change colour.

Light sculpture

Light sculpture is a dynamic, 21-meter high light sculpture. It was designed for the glass extension of the headquarters of Ricoh Nederland. The outlines of the double helix are accentuated by light sources that gradually change colour. It is an eye-catcher that puts the building by Herman Hertzberger Architecture Studio in a different light by night.


Beacon of light

During the day the distinct forms put the accent on the helix as a sculpture. In peace and quiet it revolves around its axis, changing position step by step. It can accelerate its light cycle when a visitor approaches, as a greeting, a sign of recognition, after which it continues on its way inconspicuously. In the evening the dynamic LED lighting becomes a beacon of light for its surroundings.

Slideshow photographs: Marc Bolsius

Concept

DNA structure

The dynamic double helix of the monumental light installation refers to the genetic code underlying all life. A universal structure with endless variations carrying with it renewal and change.

3D animation

An impression of the light sculpture in the newly built headquarters of Ricoh in ’s-Hertogenbosch.

3d animatie: Track To, Dirk van Poppel

Specifications

2012-2013 Dorette Sturm
Dynamic light sculpture, width 290 cm, height 2100 cm. Aluminium, hand blown glass, LEDs, sensors, propulsion, electronics and software.

Commissioned by: Ricoh Nederland Ltd.

See also the making of.

Publications

Vooraankondiging in het Brabants Dagblad (Dutch).
Publicatie in Dutch KM magazine 87 (page 10).
Publication on architectuur.nl (Dutch).
Publication Seeds of Change in Bright 2 (page 078)


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