Sculpture ‘Rains’ Inside Singapore’s Changi Airport [Video]

Computer controlled copper ‘raindrops’ cascade through the departure hall.

As part of the 4 million dollar renovation to Singapore’s Changi Airport, German firm ART + COM installed the world’s largest kinetic sculpture, 1,216 cascading copper ‘raindrops’ that move by a computer-controlled motor hidden in the┬áceilings.

‘Kinetic┬áRain’ is divided into two 608 piece sets of raindrops, suspended over escalators and spanning an area of 75 meters. The opposing sets of raindrops move in a ’15-minute, computationally designed choreography where [they] move together in unison, sometimes mirroring, sometimes complementing, and sometimes responding to each other.’

ART + COM explains the inspiration behind ‘Kinetic Rain:’

The aim was to develop an identity-and contemplative moment for the departure hall, which stands in contrast to the hectic atmosphere of travel.

‘Kinetic┬áRain’ hangs in the Departure Hall of Terminal1 at the Changi Airport. Watch a video of the sculpture in motion below:

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