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Kinetic Rain at Changi Airport

By: Serene Low on 25 Sep 2012

When you visit Changi Airport’s Terminal 1 (T1), keep a lookout for the latest art sculpture in the departure hall.

Named ‘Kinetic Rain’, the sculpture consists of two installations, each made up of 608 copper-coated aluminium droplets which are suspended from the ceiling by thin steel wires. In a 15 minute display, a computerised motor move the droplets along the wires in synchronized movements to form a series of pre-determined shapes, to relax and amuse travellers who visit the terminal.  Spanning over 75 square metres and standing at 7.3 metres tall, Kinetic Rain is claimed to be the world’s largest kinetic art sculpture. Kinetic Rain will replace the iconic Mylar Cords, the circular fountain that used to stand in Terminal 1.

The installations are part of a $500 million project to upgrade T1, and took over 20 months to create. They were designed by German company ART+COM, who specialize in architecture and art installations. ART+COM have created a similar sculpture for the BMV Museum in Munich in 2008.
If you want to find out more about Kinetic Rain, you can watch the video below!

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