Parc Pavilion ‘De Hoge Veluwe’ is a boomerang shaped building, that houses a restaurant, shop, congress rooms and a reception/information area. Key factor in the design, both exterior and interior, has been the relation with nature. It is closely connected with the surrounding forest.
An important part of Beersnielsen’s lighting design has been to bring the natural light and shadows as perceived in the forest into the building. Thus enjoying a little longer the soothing feeling of nature.
A shadow play of gentle wind through tree leaves is simulated by nine chandeliers, supported by bird songs that echo in the space. This is an example of biophilic design, which reinforces contact between people and nature by incorporating elements of nature into the built environment.
To realize the perfect shadows and to create a shape that feels natural in the space, a total amount of seven prototypes were made.
Each chandelier consists of twenty individually addressable LED’s. Video footage of light and shadows was used to create an algorithm that controls each of these light fixtures, creating a natural feeling of movement.
Come and visit and search the hidden squirrel in the tree.
Photograhy: Stijn Bollaert
It is difficult to describe an experience, so here is a small movie about the chandeliers.