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.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.