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May 16, 2008

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The GreenPix Zero Energy Media Wall, designed by Simon Giostra & Partners and Arup, uses thousands of solar capture cells attached to each of its glass panels to charge up during the day and then release light shows at night. It’s the largest colour LED display in the world and the first photovoltaic system integrated into a glass wall. The facade harvests solar energy by day & uses it to illuminate the screen after dark.
The wall located in Beijing near the site of the Olympic games is a combination of three textured panels in low-, medium-, and high-transparency glass, employed together to create a “continuous carpet” of flowing design that’s actually roughly 7 feet deep. The wall will showcase low-resolution LED imagery and it is set to open to the public in June.

You can you can play with the online simulator, a tool to helps artists and media designers to understand the unique screen construction and guide them in creating their work. Users can import their own Apple QuickTime films and see how they appear on the low-resolution screen and navigate around the surrounding space to view the screen from different perspectives. Download the application from here.

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