Spireworks is a multichannel interactive architectural lighting platform that is currently integrated in the spire and podium of One World Trade Center, the spires of One Bryant Park and Four Times Square in Manhattan, New York City. Created by visionary Executive Director, Mark Domino, within the innovation arm of The Durst Organization, the platform stands at the crossroads of place-making, philanthropy, citizen and tenant engagement, and digital art. The public sees colors change of the monumental city landmarks in with a tap of a button from nearly 30 miles away.
The genesis of the platform’s aesthetic is derived by the night sky as a canvas. All design elements encourage users to ‘look up’ while interacting with animations and haptic feedback engineering within the app. In partnership with Global Giving, crowdfunding platform for grassroots charities, lets users to make donations, control the lights paired with the colorways associated with the cause itself. Including blue for Autism Speaks, red for Ferrari’s Anniversary to benefit Save the Children, and purple for International Women’s Day. To date, this platform has been used by more than 75 charitable causes, as a centerpiece for more than 500 special events, and registered more than 19 million lighting interactions.
"We are honored to have been selected for this prestigious Red Dot Award. Our team prides itself on providing unique technology-enabled and refined design to not only meet the needs of our customers but to make the world a better place."
Spireworks is a building-scale interactive lighting installation. The Spireworks app allows users to control buildings architectural lights in real-time, using a range of different colors and animated graphics. The user interface design and innovative interactions let users choose between iconic buildings in New York City. Learn more at spireworks.org.
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About the Red Dot Design Award:
In order to appraise the diversity in the field of design in a professional manner, the Red Dot Design Award breaks down into the three disciplines of Red Dot Award: Product Design, Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design and Red Dot Award: Design Concept. With more than 18,000 entries, the Red Dot Award is one of the world’s largest design competitions. In 1955, a jury convened for the first time to assess the best designs of the day. In the 1990s, Red Dot CEO Professor Dr. Peter Zec developed the name and brand of the award. Ever since, the sought-after distinction “Red Dot” has been the revered international seal of outstanding design quality. The award winners are presented in the yearbooks, museums and online. More information is available at www.red-dot.de.
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