On December 7, 2010, star architect Helmut Jahn and lighting artist Yann Kersale pushed the switch that turned on illuminations at the façade of the highest office block in Bremen. The fixed installation on the outer façade of the Weser Tower was manufactured by A&O Technology.
700 metres of LED strips were installed on the glass exterior facade of the office block during the summer. The modern, ecologically sound building complex is Bremen’s latest landmark and symbolizes the transparency and openness to the world of the Hanseatic city. The dynamic architecture of the 22-storey building is crowned by a work of the French lighting artist Yann Kersalé entitled „La Rivière Source". Since the towers dedication the ripples of the river Weser that runs below are reflected at its facade of the tower – an effect achieved through the use of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). The waves movement are captured by a camera that transferres the digital data via Internet to a computer which controls the LED modules that frame the glass facade of the tower. These modules mirror the movement of the waves, producing a blue, glimmering light-show that is triggered by the onset of darkness. It is a rarerly encountered illumination unique to Bremen, which draws ones eye at the Wesers riverside.
The culmination of a long process of selection, A&O Technology was awarded the contract for the realisation of the fixed installation on the outer façade of the Weser Tower back in 2009. Because of their quality, A&O opted for special, video-capable LED modules designed and manufactured in Germany. With a light intensity of 45.000 milli-Candela, the modules which were specially designed for outdoor applications combine a particularly high level of brightness with the low energy consumption typical of LED technology. (Stadiaworld, 07.01.2011)
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