Jason Bruges Studio of London's created "Liquid Crystal," a 36 foot-tall tower-shaped sculpture, the centerpiece for the grand lobby of the newly expanded Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The sculpture is comprised of 3. 510 active digital LCD panels, which are controlled by custom electronics to transmit and reflect light to varying degrees. As the panels modulate they create an undulating shimmering "liquid: effect. The studio drew inspiration from the San Antonio River that flows through the city, exploring links between the natural flow of water, digital representation and the flow of people in the convention center. The tower's surface is made up of a tessellated pattern of pyramidal shaped LCD panels, which are digitally programmed to change from transparent to opaque. The effect is a subtle, yet continuously evolving and never-repeating visual spectacle within the lobby.
The projects collaborators include Design-Build Team: Hunt Zachry, Marmon Mok and Populous.