A public art installation was recently unveiled by Canadian architecture firm RAW in Montreal. These impressive colorful 50 glowing prisms emit lights and colors. The structures are six and a half feet tall and can be found throughout the Place des Festivals. Visitors are allowed walk around all these rotating art installations. At night is when they are at their best when the colorful light are illuminated by those who pass by.

These colorful glowing prisms are built from panels laminated with dichroic film, they trasmit and reflect all the colors humans can see. Their bases are projected that make an array of reflections and lights. As the prism’s rotate, a sound of bells play to bring in some added beauty. The art installation is titled, Prismatica, and was designed with winter intended. RAW’s Roland Colthoff state:

We wanted to contribute an installation that was immersive, yet inviting. We wanted people to play around, have fun and, in doing so, forget about the cold

Their art entry was one of two selected by the juries of the fifth annual Luminothérapie competition. If you’re in the Montreal area you can checkout the work until February 1, 2015.

Photo Credit: Cindy Boyce

Photo Credit: Cindy Boyce

Photo Credit: Cindy Boyce

Photo Credit: Cindy Boyce

Photo Credit: James Brittain

Photo Credit: James Brittain

Photo Credit: James Brittain

Photo Credit: James Brittain

Photo Credit: James Brittain

RAW Design website
via [Contemporist and Montréal Ville UNESCO de Design]