Emergence. Heathrow Terminal 2
‘Emergence’ is a lighting sculpture commissioned by Caviar House & Prunier for their flagship outlet in the departures lounge of the new Heathrow Terminal 2 and developed in collaboration with Cinimod Studio.
The sculpture is named after the term, emergence, for larger regular patterns derived from smaller constituent entities which in themselves do not display those patterns. Emergence is a characteristic of the schooling behaviour of fish populations and the 350,000 individually controllable LED set within 152 arcs on the 13m high structure form a sculptural expression of the fascinating light shimmers from reflected sunlight that emerge across the collective bodies of a school of fish as dart through water.