Gunda Förster Works Her Lighting Magic on Vancouver City Hall

Gunda Förster has recently spread her artistic talent across Vancouver’s City Hall, creating what has been dubbed a “legacy site” by the city of Vancouver. Project “Ice Lights” began in December 2009. The idea behind Förster’s design was to create a waterfall-esque appearance with the LED lights framing the edges of City Hall. Beginning at about dusk, the lights are to be set in motion “so as to appear like a waterfall of light.”

I live near Vancouver City Hall, so I was aware of the lighting changes which were occuring during the past several weeks. However, I did not realize that it was a part of the “Olympic and Paralympic Public Art Program” displays. The use of LED lights in the display will reduce the power consumption of City Hall’s exterior lighting by more than 70 percent.

We can literally feel the winter emitting from this beautiful and stylish blue and white display of lights.

バンクーバー市役所では、先日“Olympic & Paralympic Public Art”.の一環として、市役所のライトアップが行われました。
期間中はほかにも24の作品が市内で楽しめます。
こちらはドイツ人の芸術家Gunda Forsterさんの作品で“Ice Light”です。
LEDを利用しているため、以前の照明に比べ、70%もの電力が節約できるそうです。
すっきりとした白の電飾は、よりいっそう冬のバンクーバーの雰囲気を演出しています。
(写真:文)菊地真澄

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