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Dexia Towers Rainbow LEDs / lab-au

Measuring 145 metres from top to bottom and counting 38 floors, Dexia Tower is the third highest building in Brussels, Belgium. In the middle of the Rogier Square the building shines like a beacon over the town. The Tower is visible from several major traffic arteries in the capital and is situated precisely in the middle of the Mint Square – North Station axis.

It has a trapezium-shaped footprint covering an area of 4,400 square metres Designed by lab-au, the installation uses a dozen LEDs in each window, making the whole building look like a big Lite Brite canvas. The temperature is shown based on the monthly average and a different color represents each increase or decrease. There also apparently is some color code for depicting humidity, wind speed and precipitation, but it beats us.

NOTE: According to the Dexia Towers website, the lighting of the weather forecast lights has been drastically reduced due to the economic and financial conditions. Between sunset and midnight, the lights will only illuminate for 10 minutes per hour. Well, we guess that takes care of that. As seen in inhabitat

Cite:Sebastian Jordana. "Dexia Towers Rainbow LEDs / lab-au" 26 Jul 2010. ArchDaily. Accesed . <http://www.archdaily.com/70264/dexia-towers-rainbow-leds-lab-au/>