News - 13 December 2016

UNStudio and MDT-tex realise the Eye_Beacon Pavilion for the Amsterdam Light Festival

UNStudio and MDT-tex have joined forces to realise the Eye_Beacon Pavilion for the Amsterdam Light Festival. The inspiration for the design of the Amsterdam Light Festival info booth pavilion originated from the theme of this year’s festival, 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, communication and camouflage mechanism. This magical vivid world formed the starting point for the sculptural, yet functional pavilion.

Project overview