[ Project ]
Eye-Beacon, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2016

The inspiration for the design of the Amsterdam Light Festival info booth pavilion originated from the festival‘s theme, biomimicry: the imitation of natural phenomena for the purpose of solving complex human problems.

The design is specifically inspired by the deep sea world, where living organisms counteract the darkness of their environment by employing bioluminescence - often hypnotic pulsating light - as an attraction and communication mechanism. This magical vivid world formed the starting point for the sculptural, yet functional pavilion. The Eye-Beacon serves as both an attraction point and a ticketing/information booth for people visiting the festival. Located on the western side of the ‘Blauwbrug’ bridge, next to the river Amstel.

Licht & Soehne designed and programmed the visual contents in due consideration of the sculptural twisted, parametric form. Following the arrangement of the 3D textile panels, LED mini-projectors are installed on the inside of the tensile structure, resulting in a constantly changing composition of light and color.


architects: UNStudio, Amsterdam
engineering: MDT-tex
lighting media design: lichtundsoehne
light manufacturer: Zumtobel
photos/visualisation: Janus van den Eijnden, lichtundsoehne

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client: Amsterdam Light Festival
location: Blauwbrug, Amsterdam, Netherlands
envelope surface: 230m²
programme: Information and ticket booth
for Light Festival walking tour
timing: 2017
status: completed