The city asked to create a strong focal point at the end of the central spine of the new city center development. The new plaza became an instant meeting place for old and young, who discover the many different angles of the colorful sculpture while enjoying the play of light and shadows throughout the day and at night.
The light sculpture provides a landmark and destination point for visitors, but also a transition between the quiet and green of the existing linear park and the intensity and activity of the new city center. In the daytime, the sculpture defines grassy and paved outdoor rooms for visitors to meet and sit in and creates an experience of shifting colors for those passing around and through. At night, the sculpture is lit up dramatically, projecting patterns of light and shadow. Young people from the surrounding neighborhoods and visitors to the area enjoy gathering in the striking world created within the sculpture.
The sculpture is composed of identical steel elements, placed at varied angles and spacings to form three arched waves. The sides of the elements in each wave are painted with three of four total colors, thus creating the shifting color impressions for visitors as they move around the space.
The Modiin Economic Development Company
Barbara Aronson, Ayehlet Cooper, Daniel Shorer, David Gruss. Lighting Design: Eran Aronson
Parks, Promenades and Plazas