Designed by Allegory, for Lumieres (Urban Light Festival, which inaugurated on November 23rd and will run until early January in Lausanne, Switzerland), Flux Cocoon was selected as one of the winning projects of the the city’s first Light Festival. The project was made by wrapping strings of flexible LED lights around a wooden and metal structure, then warping the whole composition around a pedestrian bridge at Lausanne’s city center. The framework was inspired as an abstraction of the knot created by the crossing of each pedestrian’s virtual trace at this precise point in the Flon area, whereas the crossing between vertical and horizontal pedestrian movements (flux) highlighting the path’s intersection. The low-energy installation glows light on people as they journey starts from one side to the other.

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photos : © Laura Rimayati

Lausanne’s topography resulted in creating an amazing city plan with different ground floor levels; thus it was important for to create a project visible from a 360° point of view. Installed in an extremely difficult context, Flux Cocoon is a temporary shelter over the pedestrian bridge and gripped on the vertical elevators’ building.

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photos : © Laura Rimayati

The project is a created with a primary wood structure and metal cables and 1100m of Red Led Neon Flex lights. The structure sets foot on the existing bridge structure and connects itself to the vertical building containing the elevators.

photos : © Laura Rimayati

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