Rainbow Station

Alessia Andreotti
December 21st 2014

You may know Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde from the Glow in the Dark Trees, the Intimacy Dress or the Smart Highways. Now, to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Amsterdam Central Station and to commemorate the UNESCO International Year of Light 2015, Studio Roosegaarde created a giant rainbow of light for the railway station's east side.

Connecting the historic site with today’s innovative technologies, the Rainbow Station has been developed in collaboration with astronomers of the University of Leiden, to realize a lens projector that unravels light efficiently into a spectrum of colors.

The arc of colors can be visualized every day for one year, but only for a brief moment: within one hour after the sunset, evoking the ephemeral life of the natural phenomenon. Why wait for old nature to give us rainbows when we can make our own?

Source Designboom

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