Work Finishes on Installation at Chicago Children’s Hospital
May 24, 2012
Tellart is proud to have been involved in the creation of the “Crown Sky Garden,” a peaceful retreat on the 11th floor of the brand-new Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Tellart worked with renowned artist and landscape architect Mikyoung Kim to design and develop an interactive installation for the space, from concept definition through engineering and installation.
The Crown Sky Garden is an interior space meant to bring patients and families as close to the outdoors as possible. Surrounded by a tall bamboo grove, the garden is filled with natural light and contains flowing water and organic forms that give the space a feeling of soothing movement.
Tellart’s main contribution is a large-scale “light wall” made up of thousands of controllable LED’s and semi-transparent colored panels. It displays abstracted animations of a flowing stream, which respond to activity in its vicinity by “springing to life,” changing colors and vivacity.
Tellart and MYKD collaborated closely with hospital personnel to ensure that the lighting and interactive effects were accessible and safe for the children in the hospital’s care. Design constraints ranged from the neural effects of interactive lighting to the special electrical requirements involved with hospital architecture.
We have just wrapped our work onsite in Chicago and are looking forward to the public opening in early June. Stay tuned for more videos of the wall in action.