Green Light District
The Euromast, the Erasmus Bridge, the Willems Bridge, the building of the
National Netherlands and the KPN-building: they define the skyline of Rotterdam.
What makes them a full member of the skyline: their height or their personality?
The KPN-building designed by architect Renzo Piano, is one of these elements.
She leans next to the Erasmus Bridge towards the port between the north and
south of Rotterdam. But more explicit, it is the green 2922 m2 dynamic image
on its façade that illuminates the river.
YOUR design can be part of the skyline
in Rotterdam !!
We invite you all to submit a design for the kpn-screen. We look at all of
them and make sure that the good ones will be placed.
There will be no corresponding. If your design will be placed on the screen we will confirm you by e-mail. Therefore we ask you all to fill in the application form carefully so we can reach you.
The KPN-building is equipped with a unique monochrome, 2922 m2 screen consisting
of 896 square lamps in a 22*41 grid creating a w37.8m * h72m image or animation.
Obviously, design possibilities are limited, but therefore daring! At the
moment we use the .BMP fileformat to trigger the screen. This means that to
display a still image a 22*41 pixel, black and white bitmapped image will
give you a 72m high view !
black will turn on the 32cm square green osram lamps displaying animations
requires a 41 pixel high bitmap the width depends on the amount of frames:
a 18 frame loop results in a
18*22=396 pixel wide image....
black = turn those green lights
Available: Quicktime movie
data: 1.3 mb
artist: woody van amen