Adelaide City Council strives to create and support a dynamic, diverse and growing City, yet one which still values its unique heritage. The Council’s vision is for the City to be a vibrant, populous and sustainable Capital City built upon Adelaide’s heritage and lifestyle.
To support this vision and defined as a crucial element of their Strategic Plan, the Council required a local priority location for new artwork based on the Council’s programming of major improvements of the City’s streets and public spaces.
The ‘Rundle Mall Lantern’ concept was developed to enable the Council to create a digital public art space for local Adelaide artists, to foster creativity and activate the city’s public spaces in a culturally vibrant way.
Considered one of the most dynamic and cultural canvases of Adelaide, the 9 storey, 1066 square metered, Rundle Mall Lantern is a 748 panel LED lighting display that would truly transform the western side of the busy shopping district.
Crucial elements of the scope included:
The concept of lighting up a structure of this size, in this manner, would be a first for Australia.
Partnering with local innovators, BB Architects and Fusion, Signcraft enabled the design and development of this historical landmark by providing expertise in the following crucial areas:
Best viewed from Adelaide’s iconic Rundle Mall, the Lantern’s designs are driven by computer software that showcase colourful and moving imagery and digital art works by night, whilst creating a contemporary architectural experience during the day.
Key services used within this project included:
The Council’s vision to invigorate and enliven the intersection of Pulteney Street and Rundle Mall, whilst providing an innovative platform for local artists, was achieved with great success and continues to be a fundamental value-enabler to the City’s culture today.