Architecture: Follow The Lights

Or in this case, follow the high-tech, ultra-modern Christmas decorations in Brussels. This year, Belgium’s “tree” is very bright and very controversial.

 Text: Mary Giatra

In the middle of Brussels’ main public square stands one of the most controversial re-interpretations of cultural icons. This modern Christmas tree is Belgium’s pride and instead of using a giant pine, the city has commissioned French firm 1024 Architecture to create a more eco-friendly piece.

This high-tech creation, is 25 meter tall and presents video projections, changing light displays and sound installations. Flashing lights, dubstep music and photos of aerial views of the city are united and create a post-modern Christmas fairy tale. And even though not everyone is thrilled with this unusual tree, Christmas is all about spreading the love.


Watch the video and have a very merry dubstep Christmas everyone!

ABIES ELECTRONICUS from 1024 on Vimeo.

Photos: 1024 Architecture