Projects: Abstract LCD Tree At Children’s Museum of Denver
February 29, 2016 by Dave Haynes
You’ve got to like projects that see the designers going completely off the normal playbook on a signature digital display feature for a building.
Instead of doing a conventional 3 by 10 video wall, the Children’s Museum of Denver took those 30 displays and did a 20-foot tall, abstract copper and steel tree-like structure made up of Planar LED-lit LCDs that form a canopy.
It’s the first thing people see when they walk into the museum, and the displays all have family photos.
The Community Tree is part of a major addition that more than doubled the size of the Children’s Museum of Denver when it opened last November. The expansion includes two new wings with a climbing tower, art studio, teaching kitchen, water and energy exhibits, plus a new entrance and a 30,000 square foot outdoor adventure park. The whole Museum is based on the idea of “sophisticated whimsy,” where children and adults learn through play.