A team of four Dutch creative studio’s; Studio Drift, DUS, Digiluce and Rombout Frieling, has won the pitch to create one of the largest permanent interactive light installations in the world, for one of Switzerland’s most prominent landmarks, the 680 year old ‘Kapellbrücke’ (Chapel Bridge) in Lucerne.
The international contest requested a unique and inspiring lighting scheme to illuminate the bridge at night, while respecting the historical and rich cultural character of the city. The winning proposal, ‘The Particle Plan’, is inspired by the experience of people crossing the bridge and transforms the bridge into a public stage.
“The historic wooden bridge consists of unique handcrafted parts that, much like the cells in a human body, are continuously being rejuvenated, while the bridge as a whole remains.” says Team Particle Plan. “Each stroll over the bridge will generate a unique pattern of light on the outside of the bridge – selectively illuminating the individual particles the bridge. The colourscheme of the interactive light installation is based on the beautiful natural material of the bridge (wood and mosses) and enhances its existing colours in natural white light.”
“The activity that is generated by visitors on the bridge is transformed into real time light patterns. The pedestrians will light their own path inside the bridge, but also create a beautiful roofscape – visible to spectators enjoying the view of the bridge from the riverbanks.”