At this year’s Amsterdam Light Festival the info booth pavilion involves an intriguing play of light. Known as the ‘Eye Beacon’, the architectural office of UNStudio designed the Pavilion in a joint collaboration with MDT-tex. Together they have created a captivating structure that is sure to pull visitors with its hypnotic and pulsating light.
UNStudio were inspired by biomimicry, looking carefully at the diverse marine creatures of the deep. The pavilion emulates ‘bioluminescence’, using it as a communication mechanism with the public. The pavilion itself is made of two cubic volumes, joined to one another by doubly-curved surfaces achieved through parametric design optimization.
The outer surface of tensile structures create a pattern of openings onto the interior space. LED lights then offer continuously shifting color gradients that complete this striking and contemporary installation.