In one of the most unique uses of a projector ever, a 450 metre high skyscraper will be made invisible in Seoul, South Korea.
A series of projectors will be put to work on The Tower Infinity observation tower, designed by GDS Architects, which is to be built near the city’s Incheon International Airport. It was given the green light this month, with developers confirming that LED projectors and cameras will be used on the tower’s façade in order to make the building invisible.
The cameras will capture the surrounding areas next to the building, and these images will then be merged to create a panorama which will then be projected onto the building.
Charles Wee, AIA, GDS Principal, said: “Instead of symbolising prominence as another of the world’s tallest and best towers, our solution aims to provide the World's first invisible tower, showcasing innovative Korean technology while encouraging a more global narrative in the process."
“We are elated that the many years of design, testing and co-ordination have led us to that all important step of beginning the building process. We look forward to providing Korea and the World with a completely new model for what it means to be an observation tower,” he added.