The rainbow bridge with X-LED mesh | Los Angeles | USA | Designed by Arup

LED light design

The rainbow bridge with X-LED mesh

Night life & great lights

Do you know the city El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río de Porciúncula ? Yes? Then you are a proven connoisseur of the history of today's Los Angeles in California, because this was the unofficial name of the city after its founding. With approximately 4 million inhabitants, it is one of the most populous cities in the United States. It is still a melting pot of cultures from east and west, north and south.

The Rainbow Bridge is a symbol of diversity. In L.A., this connects the Convention Center with the Performing Arts Center. The bridge spans a length of 180 meters. 76 steel ribs were set up especially for the construction. CARL STAHL ARC's contribution to this impressive structure was a network of 8 mm stainless steel cables. A legendary 3,500 X-LEDs were attached to the nodes. These can change color and thus immerse the bridge in an atmospheric sea of ​​lights.

A collaboration between Carl Stahl and many other experts

This bridging is truly an optical masterpiece. Created by Arup, it was clear at the start of construction that the bridge should provide an ideally usable connection between the Convention Center and the Performig Arts Center on foot. During the planning it was decided that the bridge should not only be functional, but also a visual highlight with an elegant flair.

A new sight was created

The financial resources for the project were severely limited, but the city soon announced that the bridge would have to be an experience. Creativity was required. Arup knew how to design the look of the bridge with the stainless steel ropes from CARL STAHL ARCHITEKTUR and the matching X-LED dots in such a way that passers-by and viewers of the bridge are overwhelmed.

In the meantime, the Rainbow Bridge is as indispensable in the cityscape of Los Angeles as ...

  • the Walt Disney Concert Hall,
  • the Dolby Theater,
  • the Hollywood lettering or
  • the stadium of the L.A. Dodgers.
  • Project
    Rainbow Bridge, Los Angeles, USA | Designed by Arup
  • Application

    LED Light Design

  • Products



    3500 LED-Dots

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