Hirsch&Mann were invited to collaborate with Squint Opera on the development of a series of interactive exhibits forThe Crystal. This landmark building was purpose built to be the world’s first center dedicated to improving our knowledge of urban sustainability.
We created a series of interactive games, generative software installations and a cube made of 13,824 LEDs.
The City Icon is a generative artwork which takes center stage in the exhibition space. It demonstrates the ebb and flow of the various qualities of a city, including energy, water, safety and security, health care, the environment and transportation. This 6 meter tall obelisk is visible from outside The Crystal, and hints at the various topics dealt with in the exhibition.
The Cube is a 3D display used to visualize city density information. It plays back a 3D video which takes viewers on a journey to understand the various causes and effects that change the shape of cities around the world.
The City Monitor demonstrates a way for mayors to review and manage city scale challenges.
Prevent Fires is an interactive game that teaches users about the correct approach to Fire Safety.