PROJECT SHOWCASE... A Rich Kaleidoscope of Tropical Colors Illuminates Miami Airport Terminal
Sunlight, sound, and color unite spectacularly in this multifaceted mural in South Florida. Winner of the 2012 World of Color Awards Interior Division, “Harmonic Convergence” provides a unique “immersive color experience” for travelers. While speakers at either end of the walkway resonate with recordings of tropical birds and thunderstorms, sunlight streams through a wall of laminated glass panels encompassing the entire color spectrum.
The resulting “synaesthetic” environment is possible only because of the wide range of color options allowed by GlasPro's Colored Interlayer system. Architect Christopher Janney had long imagined large, architecturally immersive spaces filled with colorful light, but “had to wait for a company like Eastman to develop a system of colored glass that would allow me to realize one of these childhood visions.”
Janney has designed many interactive light and sound environments for public spaces, including the Boston, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Miami airports. However, he names “Harmonic Convergence” as his most successful immersive color experience. The multi-hued glass wall affects travelers’ views of the outdoors and interior spaces through the dynamic play of colored light and shadow on every surface. With this project, Janney has truly achieved his dream to “walk in a rainbow.”
Producing a broad spectrum of colors and moods that are unachievable using stock selections of glass, color interlayers gives architects and designers more creative freedom with glass than ever before. Color interlayers can be combined to produce more than two thousand transparent, translucent, or opaque color options to help create the desired tone and intensity.
Project Category: Interior
Project Name: Harmonic Convergence
Artistic Director: Christopher Janney
Engineer: Novum Structures, LLC
Product: Glas-Pro Colored Glass
Location: Miami International Airport
Date Completed: 11/28/2011
Architect: PhenomenArts, Inc.
Glass Laminator: Glass-Pro
Photographer Credit: Robin Hill