Un belle action pour l’environnement ? C’est dans le cadre du Lantern Wonderland 2013 Festival au Victoria Park, à Hong Kong, que l’agence DayDreamers Design a réalisé Rising Moon, cette étonnante installation. En effet, cette sphère est entièrement composée de bouteilles en plastique éclairées. Etonnant !


For over hundreds of years, it is the Chinese’s tradition to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival, to be gathered under the full moon once a year with family and friends, a symbol of Reunion. With such tradition and folklore, the Moon has always been the main focus during Mid-Autumn Festival as it become brighter, bigger in size and a perfect circle during the Full Moon Phase. Our concept is to bring the distanced Moon closer to the surface of Victoria Park, which gives the visitors a dynamic visual impact, a Synthetic Moon.

In recent years, our society becomes more aware of the term Sustainability, on different aspects of our living environment such as foods, shelters and transportations. As a temporary pavilion, we would propose using sustainable materials which is recyclable after deconstruction or even using recycle material for construction directly, to promote Hong Kong as a sustainable city.

Each year, there are thousands of polycarbonate water bottles distributed and the amount of consumption is still increasing. The polycarbonate water bottles will be recollected by distributer for reuse after distillation. This sparks our concept on our proposal for this year’s Lantern Wonderland 2013, to achieve a sustainable design. We are proposing to reuse the 5 gallons polycarbonate water bottles as a representation of the traditional Chinese Paper Lanterns. The outer dome surface of the moon will be wrapped around with water bottles, in which they are transparent with variation of colours also creating an interesting texture. Each water bottle will be connected with a Light Emitting Diode (LED) device and each LED is controlled by computer to generate different lighting effects on the moon surface. LED are low energy consumption and reusable. One of the highlight of the lighting effects will be the performance of the Moon Phases, from the New Moon to Full Moon.

The Synthetic Moon will be sitting on top of reflective pool. This is to allow the Moon to have a complete sphere visually on the outside, having the other half appearing on the pool as a reflection.

The Synthetic Moon consists of a steel dome structure based on the geodesic dome design with triangular modules. The visitors can experience the whole journey by the pathway which will run through the pavilion. The journey begins from the edge of the reflective pool, it leads to the entrance of the Rising Moon. It has 20 meters in diameter by 10 meters in height spherical interior space, and also an opening on the roof to let the moon shines into the pavilion at night. In order to arouse the public awareness of the damage made to our city by those bottles, we have included a lighting installation hang from the ceiling as to mimic the tradition of hanging paper lanterns under the eaves. Once the installation has completed, a sea of bottle lanterns with LED will appear inside the pavilion. This will give a strong visual impact to the visitor as they enter, and draw the attention towards the opening.

While we celebrate such meaningful tradition of ours, we might as well think about what can be done so that our future generation will grow up in a healthier environment








A propos de l'auteur

Créatrice de Spanky Few