Thursday 24 September


Silo 468 – written by the winds


A disused oil silo has been converted into a mesmerising light art piece and public space with the aid of swarm intelligence, interactive lighting and coding. The natural light, wind and the movement of light on the water formed the principles of the lighting design concept. Walls are perforated with 2012 holes in reference to Helsinki’s year as the World Design Capital. The lighting signifies the start of a major urban redevelopment for the City of Helsinki. It aims to draw attention to the unknown district and create a landmark and marketing device for the city.


Tapio Rosenius, Director, Lighting Design Collective, Madrid Helsinki London

Tapio Rosenius is the founder and design director of the Lighting Design Collective (LDC). The company has three studios based in Europe (Madrid, London and Helsinki) and operates globally. LDC specialises in customised architectural lighting solutions and light art, with a uniquely integrated portfolio covering cutting-edge services such as digital content creation, software development and design strategies. Originally from Finland, Tapio worked in Great Britain from 1998 until 2009, when he founded the LDC studio in Madrid, Spain. He is a designer and an artist with over a hundred completed projects in 23 countries throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. His work with light has been recognised by numerous received awards from the fields of lighting design, architecture and art.


Tapio Rosenius