The Lighthouse Design Collective in Finland gave an old steel oil silo a second life by turning it into a fully functioning modern lighthouse and urban light art space for visitors to enjoy.
The walls of the repurposed oil silo, dubbed Silo 468, are covered in over 2,000 perforated holes housing LED lights that illuminate the coastline outside, and put on an incredibly beautiful light show for visitors inside.
The interior space looks like it would make the ultimate skating rink, with walls painted red and lights playing off every surface, and outside the computerized lighting setup does something pretty darn neat:
At night 1250 white LED’s flicker and sway on the surface of the silo controlled by a bespoke software mimicking swarms of birds in flight – a reference to silo´s seaside location. The prevailing winds, well-known to those living in Helsinki, are used to trigger different light patterns in real time.