Connecting Cities Network

MAI is part of the CONNECTING CITIES NETWORK , an EU project with 17 organisations in 14 cities

Media Facades Summit 2014, Frankfurt

The Media Facade Summit 2014 brings together a mix of industry speakers with academics and experts presenting projects and discusses approaches for designing and building media facades. The summit is part of the Luminale 2014, which runs in parallel to the Light+Building event taking place in Frankfurt in April 2014.

Media Facades Summit 2013, Hong Kong

Join us for the first Media Facade Summit in the Asia region, hosted in collaboration with The University of Hong Kong and co-located with the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair Autumn Edition.

Media Architecture Biennale 2012

Join the world's top experts in discussing and outlining the media architecture of the future at MAB 2012.

Media Architecture Biennale 2012: Awards

We are very pleased to announce the final nominees in each of the five prize categories for the MAB 2012 Awards. View the shortlist.

Media Architecture Biennale 2012: Awards

Students worldwide participated in a 24 hour design competition and competed for a travel scholarship to MAB12. View the results.

Media Architecture Compendium iPad App

The MAI compendium is a collection of 63 unique projects exhibited at the Media Architecture Biennale 2012 in Aarhus, Denmark, featuring stunning photos and videos. Download for free from the iTunes App Store. or open the catalog web version.

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Change by us

Change by Us is an online application that allows the citizens to submit ideas and collaborate on projects to improve their own city. With an opening screen similar to a sticky note board, the internet site encourages the publication of new ideas as well as the organization and participation in projects to realize such ideas. The project was initially created for the city of New York, but is has been also implemented in Philadelphia and Phoenix. As the code has been released under a AGPL license it emerges as a promising model for other cities and citizens interested to take action.

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Force Field, London

forcefield_62-e1312490900658 Force Field is the dynamic light installation Rogier van der Heide created with his students for the Gallery space Phase 2 in London. The work was developed in collaboration with Arup staff and with students from the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam. The installation consists of 64 inter-dependent luminous rods forming a wave of changing colour. The installation mimics the forces and energies that flow through a building and acts like a magnetic field. A sensor allows the visitor to change the colour or to scan an Oyster card to create a personalised light show. The result is a compelling walk-through environment of inspring you with 16 million colour variations. (more…)

Eden Park, Auckland

EdenPark1_LG Eden Park, New Zealand’s largest sports ground, is well-known for hosting international and local cricket and rugby events. The Eden Park Trust recently renovated much of the stadium in order to provide an upgraded world stage for its high-profile events, such as the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Part of the redevelopment effort was a new 24,000-seat South stand, a three-tier structure that replaced the old South and South West. (more…)

Dornier Museum, Fiedrichshafen

Dornier_03_b_klein Friedrichshafen Airport has a new landmark: the Dornier Museum for aeronautics in Friedrichshafen is shaped like a hangar, impressively representing the fascination of flying. While, during the day, light penetrates into the building through large windows, the museum turns into a glittering point of light at night – with a lighting installation by James Turrell adding to the effect. (more…)

Capital Gate, Abu Dhabi

1794 Capital Gate is an iconic 35-storey gravity defying tower, featuring the 5-star hotel Hyatt Capital Gate. The visually stunning tower has been built using some of the world’ s most advanced construction techniques and leans an astonishing 18-degrees westward. In June 2010, the Guinness Book of World Records certified Capital Gate as the “World’s furthest leaning man-made tower.” (more…)

Lotus Dome – Winner MAB12

2 Lotus Dome’ is a living dome made out of hundreds of ultra-light responsive aluminum flowers. When approached, the big silver dome lights up and opens its flowers. Its behavior moves from soft breathing to a more dynamic mood when more people interact. The light slowly follows people, creating an interactive play of light and shadow. The graphic representations of the lotus flower on the walls and the deep bass sound transform the Renaissance environment into a ‘Techno-Church’. (more…)

221 Gallery, California

IMG_4732 AHL realized an sophisticated entrance for 221 Gallery in California, USA. Using different types of display technologies one get´s the impression to be guided into the building by moving light. At the front we find a high res panel which can provide useful information’s – the overhead area is of lower resolution but connects to an other high resolution screen located inside the building. This all together composes a very convincing interpretation of how an entrance can look like nowadays (more…)