Twinkle Twinkle - Luminale 2014

At the biannual celebration of light culture Luminale 2014, the installation Twinkle Twinkle transformed the area in front of the Deutsche Bank towers into an arena for the interplay of glass and light. An interlocking system of 576 glass prism rods reached up to the sky to form a concentric sculpture that stands four meters high. The glass rods reflected their surroundings and broke the daylight to visualize the natural interplay of colors, creating light effects that refracted in all directions and resemble flashes of lightning.

Twinkle Twinkle deliberately engaged visitors’ perceptions: every time you moved, new light effects appeared within the installation.

Five partners collaborated to create the architectural sculpture:
Glasbau Hahn GmbH (glass & manufacture),
Luis Etchegorry NE—AR (architects),
lichtundsoehne (lighting design),
osd office for structural design (structural engineer) and
studioheyhey (communication design).

The project was sponsored by Deutsche Bank, Zumtobel Lighting GmbH, Heinz GmbH, Becher GmbH & Co. KG, and satis&fy AG.


Year: 2014
Location: Frankfurt Main, Germany
Typology: installation
Built Area: 60,00m²
Status: built