To highlight the detail of the 220 aluminum etched panels, a dynamic Philips Color Kinetics LED lighting system was selected, consisting of Philips Graze Powercore MX4 grazing fixtures. The artist used the lighting fixtures to enhance the textured patterns on both sides of the shields, with color-changing effects making for a spectacular view.
The Philips lighting system can be programmed for customised dynamic colour changing settings to reflect holidays, causes, and events like the victories of the local sports teams.
“From the outset, we wanted to create something that was unique to the state and to the country—to express the dynamic, creative and rapidly evolving character of Western Australia” said Ilario Spagnolo, Main Roads Project Director on the Gateway WA Project.
“From its cutting edge engineering to striking design, Sky Ribbon stands out in Perth’s night sky and has become an iconic part of the entrance into Perth for both visitors and locals alike”.