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Jason Bruges flicks switch on Coca Cola Olympic pavilion light show

Lighting designer Jason Bruges has completed a light installation within Pernilla and Asif’s Coca-Cola Beatbox pavilion on the Olympic Park

The giant crystalline structure was designed to combine music with sport.

It features more than 200 interlocked translucent air cushions which visitors can play like a musical instrument.

The panels feature sounds sampled by music producer Mark Ronson.

A ramp on the structure’s roof takes visitors to the heart of the structure where Jason Bruges Studio interactive ‘Aerial Dynamics’ light installation is located.

Speaking exclusively to sister title Lighting, Jason Bruges, creative director at Jason Bruges Studio said: ‘Aerial Dynamics is a living, breathing light show.

‘It’s a transitional space where we are trying to create a visualisation of an explosion of energy. 180 bespoke mechatronic “bubbles” glow rhythmically in time with Mark Ronson’s track. They represent the bubbles you get in a glass of Coca-Cola and you can see the bubbles expanding and refracting.’

Individually controlled, each bubble has eight polypropylene blades that fold in on themselves.

Special sensors embedded within three ‘Cheers in Celebration’ kiosks at the base of the structure detect when Coca-Cola bottles are clinked together, triggering the blades and bubbles to glow with red and white LED lighting.

‘As records are broken in the Olympics and crowds are celebrating the installation will respond and effectively join in with the celebrations,’ said Bruges, ‘We worked closely with students Coca-Cola chose from the Royal College of Art who helped create the final design through a series of design workshops. 

‘A unique mix of architects, lighting designers, industrial designers, programmers and engineers have all collaborated to bring this extraordinary installation to life.’

Jason Bruges' Aerial Dynamics lighting installation within Pernilla and Asif’s Coca-Cola Beatbox pavilion on the Olympic Park

Jason Bruges’ Aerial Dynamics lighting installation within Pernilla and Asif’s Coca-Cola Beatbox pavilion on the Olympic Park

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