SOCIALIGHT 2013 AWARD

octubre 14, 2013 § Deja un comentario

10577 RAYS in Helsinki won the 3rd prize of the CLU Foundation’s International Competition Socialight 2013

The deliberations of the jury and the pictures of the process, with the official results are posted on the CLU Foundation’s facebook and twitter

ROQUE PEÑA PIDAL

10577 RAYS IN HELSINKI

Description of the project:

In Finland, people experience negative mood changes (low levels of Serotonin) related to the few hours of sunlight in the winter time. This is medically recognized as a condition known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD).“10577 rays in Helsinki” is a proposal that concentrates light so that at the winter solstice, there is the same illuminance as the summer solstice. The scheme reflects and densifies light to a focal space. 6838 parabolic shaped forms are strategically located over the adjacent surroundings with an area twenty times as big as the focal space. The 10577 reflectors of the infrastructure, built in fiberglass with a mirror finish, rotate in one axis to direct the light under its 11600 m2 canopy.The scheme lifts the spirits of the Finnish people, and increases their Serotonin levels. It creates uplifting, bright public space in the winter, bringing people together though the manipulation of light.

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