Project type: Light installation
Size: 1.9 x 4m
Media: Steel, mirrored film, mix of fabrics
Realised for: Acrylicize, Art & Design studio (http://www.acrylicize.com)
Client: The NHS
Location: Proton Beam Centre, Manchester, UK
My role: Design lead + architectural designer
Other team members: Chris Page, Becca Davis.
Situated at The Christie’s Proton Beam Therapy Centre in Manchester, Winter Garden extracts rhythms of nature and translate them into a sculptural experience promoting wellbeing through art and motions.
The cluster of pyramidal forms plays with light and perforated materials to evoke a sense of being among nature. Drawing from the tranquillity of a forest canopy, motion lights are programmed to conjure illusions of flickering sunlight to create areas of warmth and shade, mimicking the experience of sitting underneath a grove of trees with the sun shining through.
Our intention was to create a piece which offers a comforting, relaxing and artful escape to all patients, visitors and staff as they enter the Christie Proton Beam Centre. The installation provides the space with a unique identity that continues to flow through the building.