evolutive lighting installation - chronolightscape
As the river in other cities, train tracks cross Brussels in its middle.
Called the Jonction Nord-Midi, the tracks link the South Station to the North Station passing by Gare de la Chapelle and stopping by Central Station.
Gare de la Chapelle is a transit station today turned into a cultural association inviting belgian and foreign artists. Trains are still crossing the station without stopping at night.
The lighting project aims to underline the trains movements in the station.
There are six tracks: three going north and three going south.
A glance at the trains timetables shows that during hours of darkness, the activity of the station is kind of busy. Many different types of crossing appear and moments without trains are very rare.
A preliminary trip on the Jonction with a camera let appear some typical forms of lights: points, lines and surfaces.
The installation uses six types of lights, each connected to one track.
Every passage of train triggers a lighting system, giving as a result changing lights and a chronolightscape.
place: gare de la chapelle, brussels, belgium
programme: exterior lighting for new year's eve celebrations
year: december 2001
architect: david tajchman