Skyglow was design by Ross Orr, Gary Dewberry, Andy Kiely and Adam Lauri who took part in a back to work scheme called Greenshoots. Greenshoots gave unemployed professionals in the construction industry the opportunity to work on a Evolo Competition in a live work environment which was kindly provided by FHP Architects.
Special thanks goes to Mark Kennedy from Greenshoots, Ian Fewer, Niall Harrington from FHP Architects for mentoring the Greenshoots Scheme and Joergen Geerds at www.newyorkpanorama.com/ for allowing us use his New York photographs.
Previous Climate Change polices have focused at Government and Industry levels, our aim is to focus on the individual. Global efforts are required to react in time to Climate Change. Our aim with SKYGLOW is to increase awareness of Climate Change issues through a highly visible medium. SKYGLOW allows for interaction with large urban populations, while promoting the need for taking personal responsibility in reducing our carbon footprint.
SKYGLOW is a 200 metre long helium filled airship that is solar powered and enveloped in a flexible OLED lighting membrane. A lightweight movable structure was proposed as we feel that a permanent structure in any urban environment will lose its impact over a period of time. SKYGLOW will be flown into major population centres on any continent and docked at these locations. Multiple smaller replicas of SKYGLOW, fitted with touch screen questionnaires, will form an interactive night park at its base.
The public will be invited to answer these questionnaires on carbon related issues in our homes, transport choices and recycling levels. In turn this information will feed into the lighting of the small SKYGLOWS.
The colours range from red, where the results are poor, to blue, which shows a change for the better.
Targets can be advised and the public can revisit the Night Park to recalculate their carbon footprint.
All this information will then be fed into the main SKYGLOW, along with national grid energy consumption levels and air quality information. Our hope is that within a short period of time the impact of positive choices will make a visible difference to the OLED output of the SKYGLOW.
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