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Star in Motion

Prize(s) Winners in Light Art Project
Company ACTLD
Lead Designers Koert Vermeulen
Architecture Company NA
Interior Design Company NA
Client Balich Worldwide Shows
Photo Credits Fisheye, Noor Riyadh and Aziz Jan
Other Credits Fabrication: Fisheye
Completion Date 18 March 2021
Project Location Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Entry Description

Shining bright atop the Kingdom Tower, Koert Vermeulen’s Star in Motion illuminates the skies above Riyadh while subconsciously underscoring the festival’s theme, Under One Sky. In spirituality, the symbolism of stars is the knowledge of good and truth. Throughout the world, in most major religions, stars represent the luminaries that gleam, glow and flicker throughout the heavens. Stars emit streams of light into our atmosphere and reflect a collaborative understanding of genuine solidarity and honesty, shining for all eternity. Stars are universal connectors, bringing harmony and unity around the world, reminding us we are all under one sky. The artwork establishes a powerful link between the city, activated by Noor Riyadh’s light installations, the night sky above it, and the whole world, standing out as a brilliant beacon of hope and celebration for Noor Riyadh 2021.

Project by the numbers:
6,2m in diameter
520 linear meters of LED strips
16 moving head fixtures
1,2 million lumens
257m high above the ground, suspended within the open space of Kingdom Tower
Company Description

We create exceptional experiences at the intersection of design, art and innovation.
Since 1995, our international team of architects, engineers, scenographers and content-curators have worked with forward-thinking clients, using technology, multimedia and narration to design, develop and deliver dynamic experiences worldwide.

With roots in both entertainment and architectural lighting, we have stayed ahead of the experiential-design curve by uniting our diverse areas of expertise, multifaceted approach and keen technical know-how.

Our true calling is to gather, engage and amaze audiences.