Prize(s) Winners in Street Lighting
Lead Designers Mykola Kabluka
Photo Credits Expolight
Other Credits Expolight
Completion Date 25.09.2021
Project Location Mariupol, Ukraine
Entry DescriptionWe wanted to show that Mariupol is a city by the sea and by the river. In our glassblowing workshop, we developed special lamps with custom caustic lenses that simulate the effect of water and transform the park's main pedestrian alley into a river bed that rushes to the sea.
We created a special device on the platform near the central fountain that passes a moving coherent laser beam through a prism molten from glass, which is also in motion. The prism is also made in our glass-blowing workshop and has a non-uniform thickness with beads that irregularly refract light and create color changes. Thanks to this, a dynamically changing color spectrum appear on the footpath, reminiscent of the waves of a multicolored sea.
Laser content is varied in tempo, rhythm, and color, and in addition to the effect of waves, it also complements the space with a light pattern of projections on the trees growing behind the fountain opposite the lasers.
Dynamic laser caustics, jet and steam lights, music, and horizontal lasers that create shows at the main fountain are controlled by our cloud server. This server allows us to remotely program the operation of our facilities around the globe.