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Vortex embraces a footbridge connecting two buildings within the complex in Bordeaux. Scaffolding and raw wooden pieces were wrapped around the footbridge, and the sculpture evolves like a living organism, while emitting light created using 1024 Architecture’s own MadMapper software. The lighting can be synchronized to music and also displays the complex’s energy consumption through a series of illuminated tubes. These were introduced to capture the Darwin Ecosystem Project’s energy consumption footprint, converting it into data that creates real-time visuals.

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The Darwin Ecosystem Project transformed an old barracks in Bordeaux into a sustainable business hub in 2012. The Vortex sculpture epitomizes this concept and provides a unique experience and a powerful focus point within the complex.

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Via World Architecture News