(September 25, 2014, Beijing) – Today, Taikoo Li Sanlitun held a lighting ceremony to officially launch the DeLIGHTS • Taikoo Li Light Festival 2014. For this event, which lasts from 26th September to 12th October, Taikoo Li Sanlitun was join hands with KALEIDOSCALE MARCOM to selected eight light installations which including “Illusory”, “GREENHOUSE EFFECT”, “Guardian Angels”, “DIGITAL WATTLE”, “FIELD”, “PLAY ME, LIGHT ME”, “Sparklers” and “The Nebula.” Some artworks were award-winning from the Lyon Festival of Lights and the Vivid Sydney Light Festival. These eight pieces will be placed in prominent locations around Taikoo Li Sanlitun South and North, and visitors are welcome to approach and watch or interact with the artworks. The creators of these works – light art designers from China, France and New Zealand – attended the lighting ceremony to personally introduce their works.

 

During last year's Mid-Autumn Festival, when Taikoo Li Sanlitun exhibited four light-art installations, which attracted tens of thousands of visitors and was widely praised, it became the first shopping center in the nation to exhibit international works of light design and to host a festival of lights. This year, Taikoo Li Sanlitun has increased the number of installations and extended the duration of the display, in the hopes that the dazzling feast for the eyes will offer Beijing residents and tourists another place to gather and celebrate during the National Day holiday.

 

In addition to their inspired and creative design, a number of the exhibition’s light installations address environmental and social issues. For example, the work “GREENHOUSE EFFECT”, which incorporates a car as a creative element, reflects concerns about global warming and the greenhouse effect. "Guardian Angels" depicts a watering can flying above vegetation; the installation is designed to awaken ecological awareness. Using 112 reflective surfaces, “FIELD " allows the audience to see angles that are usually invisible, creating an expression of human self-reflection.

 

Unlike traditional lighting fixtures, works of creative light art often invite audience interaction. For example, a piano is placed alongside the interactive sound and light installation named “PLAY ME, LIGHT ME”. As visitors play the instrument, the color of the lights will change along with the melody, illuminating the surrounding night sky. These installations provide viewers with an opportunity to express themselves and the exhilarating experience of interacting with light.

 

 

 

 

Support for the arts and cultural activities has been a consistent tradition for Swire Properties; the company is committed to bringing art into the community so that more people can enjoy arts and culture. Taikoo Li Sanlitun was Swire Properties’ first integrated commercial project in the Mainland China; since its opening, it has organized hundreds of arts activities, including architecture exhibitions, art shows, installations, photo exhibitions, dance and music performances, as well as other arts formats. Taikoo Li Sanlitun hopes that this year’s special Festival of Lights, by presenting top international light art to its customers and the Sanlitun community, will offer unique entertainment and make the National Day holiday celebration more joyful.

 

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About Taikoo Li Sanlitun

 

Taikoo Li Sanlitun, located at the center of Sanlitun, Chaoyang District in Beijing, comprising two sites Taikoo Li Sanlitun South and North, with a total floor area of over 136,000 sqm (approximately. 1.47 million sq ft)* spreading over 19 creative and stylish buildings, including a award-winning urban hotel, The Opposite House.

Taikoo Li Sanlitun was Swire Properties’ first commercial property to open for business in the Mainland China in 2008, blending with fashion and trends, art and culture, shopping and dining,. As the iconic fashion destination in Beijing, Taikoo Li Sanlitun offers more than 200 shops, combining the most creative young talents and globally renowned fashion brands, including I.T Beijing Market global flagship store, Miu Miu Asia flagship store, Alexander Wang first Asia flagship store, Alexander McQueen first store in China, Paul Smith first flagship store in Beijing, Christian Louboutin first boutique store in Beijing, Balenciaga Beijing flagship store, Montblanc global flagship store, Hollister biggest boutique store in Beijing, Asia’s first Page One & The Woodhouse concept store, Marimekko first store in Beijing, Marc by Marc Jacobs concept store, Taiwanese fashion brand stayreal’s first store in Beijing, adidas global brand center, Apple’s first store in China as well as a unique cultural entertainment space, The Orange, and parking for more than 880 cars.

The retail portions of Taikoo Li Sanlitun and The Opposite House are both wholly-owned by Swire Properties.

Visit Taikoo Li Sanlitun’s website at www.taikoolisanlitun.com.

* Gross floor area excludes car park areas.

 

 

 

 

 

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