Persepolis is inspired and named after the ceremonial capital of the Achaemenid Empire, also known as the First Persian Empire, built by Darius the Great.
It was known as the gateway of all countries because all subject nations would pass through Persepolis to bring their offerings to the king. The story goes that Darius built this palace to celebrate the spring equinox with materials brought from neighbouring
kingdoms. Once a year Darius would travel to this palace to celebrate the Persian New Year and indulge in food, wine and entertainment for a week.
Inspired by the arches and perfect geometry commonly found in Persian architecture, our palace of light draws inspiration from this story. We seek to create a connection between traditional meeting places and modern technology.
This installation uses individually addressable LEDs providing the opportunity for endless visual concepts. This also allows us to embed interactive features into the installation, offering a higher level of engagement to the public.