An interactive light wall that features a CNC precision-milled aluminum stylized map that circles the equator. Programmed light bars mimic the sun’s path as it travels along its axis. The wall is backlit with a controllable LED lighting system that is programmed with colorful animations that dance across the map.
The permanent installation is located inside the Port Everglades Cruise Terminal 25, which is the homeport for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines new ship Celebrity Edge. The artwork stretches across two large sections of wall in the cruise terminal check-in hall, covering 335 feet with 12 foot tall panels.
Passengers waiting to embark on a cruise can connect via smart phone to interact with the moving lights. This concept is intended to be materially rich and exquisite in scale and impact; a contemporary and fresh visual abstraction of the familiar patterns of Earth.
This public artwork was commissioned by the Broward Cultural Division Public Art & Design program. Peg Buchan, Assistant Director of Port Everglades, said the Studio HHH proposal stood above the competition for its “youthful generational appeal” that relates to travel and prompts visitor participation.
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