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Architects of Air: Luminarium

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by Lucy Watson (subscribe)
A stay at home Mum who doesn't stay at home much; too many exciting things to be discovering in this city...
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Prepare yourself for a 'WOW!' moment. Architects of Air are bringing their awe-inspiring luminairum to Bunjil Place this spring and this bad boy looks amazing! From September 27th until October 6th (conveniently coinciding with the school holidays), this interactive installation will be open to the public, in all its colourful, light-filled glory.

Architects of Air - established in 1992 - is a company founded by artistic director, Alan Parkinson. Alan started experimenting with air-filled sculptures in the '80s and has gone on to tour the world with his luminarium designs. Bunjil Place is located near Fountain Gate shopping centre, in Melbourne's south-east. It is predominantly an arts and entertainment venue and often plays host to installations for the public.

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So what is a luminarium? Essentially it's a giant plastic bubble made up of numerous tunnels and domes. As natural light shines through the walls and saturates the structure, the colours of the material come to life providing a multi-sensory experience which will have your jaw dropping. The photos speak volumes and will give you're a better idea of what to expect. There are plenty more of these amazing pictures on the Architects of Air website (scroll to the bottom of the page for the gallery).

Architects of Air are obviously onto a winning design since their luminaria has wowed over 3 million visitors across 5 different continents so far. Alan Parkinson has drawn on Islamic and Gothic architecture in the construction of these sculptures. Each luminaria provides a maze of pathways to immerse yourself in, as well as cocooning pods where you can simply sit back and take in the wonderment. You will need to remove your shoes to enter and you can follow a map if you fear you may never find your way out again.

Details at this stage are somewhat scarce so keep your eye on the Smiths Lane by Mirvac facebook page as these guys are the sponsor for this event. Alternatively, you can check the Bunjil Place website to stay updated. Open yourself up to a world of light and colour in this unique sensory experience!
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Why? For an awe-inspiring multi-sensory experience
When: TBC
Phone: 03 9709 9700
Where: Bunjil Place 2 Patrick Northeast Drive, Narre Warren.
Cost: TBC
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This looks great, very unique.
by Amanda I (score: 2|819) 498 days ago
This looks fascinating. Ill have to remember to check it out.
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