Lotus Dome

Studio Roosegaarde‘s Lotus Dome is a fascinating interactive installation built with an arrangement of “smart foil” flower petals that react to human movement / behavior.

Official background info can be read as follows:

“LOTUS DOME is a living dome made out of hundreds of smart flowers which fold open in response to human behavior. Deep inside the 17th-century Sainte Marie Madeleine Church in Lille LOTUS DOME creates an interactive play of light and shadow.

As a futuristic vision on the Renaissance LOTUS DOME merges elements of architecture and nature into an interactive environment.

The project was awarded with the Media Architecture Award 2012 in the category of Future Trends.”

Check out the full one minute demo down below!

Lotus Dome, 2010-2011

Studio Roosegaarde