Canopy Toronto, 2010

d3 creates generative content for huge digital canopy


Inspired by the experience of walking through a forest’s dappled light, Canopy is a 90 meter long light sculpture spanning the front facade of the Maple Leaf Square building in Toronto, Canada.


This permanent architectural installation uses thousands of identical modules, organised in a non-repeating growth pattern. Their form is abstracted from the geometry of leaves. A combination of daylight and artificial light sweeping through the work recalls the activity of cells moving within a leaf, or leaves rustling across a forest canopy.


Project Type:

Permanent architectural installation

Set designer:

United Visual Artists