The Solar Eclipse Pavilion designed by Michael Jantzen, is a design proposal for a public art gathering-place made by steel, that also converts sun’s power into electricity.
Images credit: Michael Jantzen
The structure will be covered by 7,000 square foot array of photovoltaic solar cells.
“Symbolically the structure refers to a gigantic computer chip, and like a computer chip, information and energy is manipulated across its surface to do work for those who use it.”
“The LED screen displays graphic color images of the sun that are continually augmented by random light and heat variations, which are recorded by sensors embedded in the surface of the solar cell array. Accompanying electronic sounds (also based on the light and heat variations) can be heard as the images morph in color and shape. At night, the LED show continues as prerecorded images and sound are played back until the sun once again takes over the real-time manipulation of the display.”
source Michael Jantzen