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Prize(s) Honorable Mentions
Company LUCENT
Lead Designers Takahiro Matsuo
Other Designer's names Shinjiro Kondo, Sohei Suzuki
Completion Date 2020.April
Project Location Tokyo International Airport - Terminal 2
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Entry Description

In 2020, LUCENT headed design and operation of a lighting art installation in the shopping area of the International Flights Lobby at Haneda Airport’s Terminal 2. Its symbolic and unprecedented design is fitting for a new gateway to Japan.

Like clouds and wind floating and blending in the air, the light conjures the endlessly changing Tokyo sky.
It bears the dynamism of Japanese sensibility in its recurrence of subtlety and generosity, and the aesthetic sense of Japan that evokes seasons of showering blossoms, rolling waves, autumn winds and winter skies.

In the grand light installation, as if itself distant scenery, countless objects create the streamlined silhouettes of clouds and wind. What emerges is a vast sky, the expression of which changes endlessly through gradations of light and color. As you approach, you can experience the pleasant shifts in light and color, like the blue sky and shadows of clouds.

This lighting system materializes the subtle behavior of the sky through approximately 1800 uniquely-developed lights and infinite pattern program controls linked with the time and season.