‘Rising Moon’ can be seen in The one2free Lantern Wonderland Carnival, a 10-metre high semi-spherical illuminated orb made from 7,000 recycled plastic bottles lit with LED lights. September 19, 6-30pm to midnight. September 20th, 21st and 22nd September, 6-30pm to 11pm
Date: 19 September 2013 (Lantern installation: 14 – 22 September)
Time: 8pm to 11pm
Venue: Victoria Park Soccer Pitch, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Mr. Siu Kwok Kin Stanley, Mr. Chan Pui Hong Aden, Mr. Hui Chun Hoi Eddie, and Mr. He Yiteng
– The moon has always been the main focus of the Mid-Autumn Festival. The concept of this design is to bring the distant moon to earth, Victoria Park specifically, and to celebrate the tradition of reunion with family and friends under the full moon.
– From ancient times to the present, the lantern form has been evolving, from the traditional paper lantern to the characteristic cartoon lantern, marking the change of times.
– Drawing inspiration from daily life, the designers decided to re-interpret the lantern form using recycled plastic bottles, thus promoting the message of environmental protection.
– The designers hope to inspire visitors and local residents to think about how we can make the world a better place to live in while appreciating the giant lantern.
– “Rising Moon” is three stories high, measuring approximately 10 meters in height and 20 meters in diameter.
– The entire lantern is made from recyclable and reusable materials, including approximately 7,000 recycled plastic bottles (4,848 5-gallon bottles and 2,300 1.5-liter bottles), steel frames, cable wires and energy-saving LED lights. The plastic bottles will be recycled after the display.
– The semi-spherical structure consists of triangular steel components, each crossed with cable wires to form a cable net. LED lights tied to plastic bottles are secured to the cable net in each triangular steel frame, forming the surface of the lantern.
– The giant lantern sits in a pool, and with lighting effects, it joins its reflection, imitating the moon phases, forming a “full moon” at one point.
– Visitors and local residents can walk inside the structure from its sides to appreciate the design of the interior, which is filled with suspended lanterns made from recycled plastic bottles. Spectators can view the full moon through the lantern’s dormer. The lantern interior can accommodate a maximum of 100 persons at a time.