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    Lighting up the ‘world in a bottle’ at Guanyin temple

     

    December 07, 2020

     

    Creative installation constructs a multisensory light and sound experience at Buddhist temple

     

    Visitors to the Guanyin Altar Buddhist temple of Mount Putuo in Zhejiang Province in China will enjoy a one-of-a-kind, immersive light experience.

     

    A new installation highlights the temple’s dramatic domed ceiling, creating the illusion of skylight and the sense of ‘the world in a bottle’.

    Guanyin temple video

    ATL Lighting created the design concept using Signify’s Color Kinetics PureStyle IntelliHue Powercore luminaires and Luminous Textile panels. The lighting is blended with dynamic video content and music to create a unique, multisensory experience inside the temple.

     

    The inner space of the Guanyin temple building is shaped like a vase, symbolizing Guanyin (Homophony Guan for Guang光 Light), and represents 'Mount Sumeru', which in Buddhism equals the universe.

    Guanyin temple
    “The design concept of this architecture symbolizes Guanyin at the altar, having light penetrate through the treasure vase held by the statue as central part of the design,” said Jianping Wang, Design Director of ATL Lighting Design.

    The Guanyin Altar’s new light feature is part of a large-scale project to create a 3,000-acre Guanyin Expo Park, forming the largest Buddhist cultural project in the world"

    The Guanyin Altar’s new light feature is part of a large-scale project to create a 3,000-acre Guanyin Expo Park, forming the largest Buddhist cultural project in the world.
    Guanyin temple building
    The park aims to create a place of pilgrimage, sightseeing, experience, and enlightenment. The temple itself is home to large-scale religious activities, meetings, exhibitions, and festival performances.

    About the author:

    Annie Macfarlane

    Annie Macfarlane

     

    Global Integrated Communications

    For further information, please contact:

    Signify Global Integrated Communications
    Neil Pattie
    Tel: + 31 6 15 08 48 17
    Email: neil.pattie@signify.com

    About Signify

     

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