Lift shafts are big structures that sometimes dominate a multi-level open space – but in China, the Wuxi shopping mall has taken advantage of this. Using a semi-transparent LED mesh from Daktronics, the center has turned a functional structure into a sparkling piece of digital eye candy.
The project didn't come without its challenges. The LED mesh structure could only be supported from the top of the elevator shaft which meant sacrificing a supporting frame. The solution was fixed structures at the top and bottom to achieve a seamless lift-shaft wrap. Power cables reside behind the panels to save space and cable millage, and by using power splitters Daktronics successfully removed unsightly power cables from the side faces.