Liverpool On The Waterfront Festival

Liver Building Visual Mapping


We were lucky enough to head over to Liverpool on Friday evening to experience the On The Waterfront Festival. Viewing the amazing 3D visual mapping of the Ralph Lauren store on the net last year it was an oppertunity not to be missed.

Incorporating floating lanterns, street performers and live bands, the highlight of the evening was the 3D mapping of the Liver Building encompassing 800 years of Liverpool’s history and celebrating the opening of Liverpool’s newest museum and the centenary of the iconic Liver building itself. The night finished with the simple and abstract (yet very beautiful) projections on the new Museum of Liverpool to highlight its birth.

Quirkily starting with the Liverbirds theme tune, the visuals  mapped out Liverpool’s turbulent history from its  links with the slave trade to The Beatles playing on top of a WW2 bombed out building to the flying Liver birds themselves.
The sons et lumiere was engineered by Czech visual artists The Macula who were making their UK debut.
The Museum of Liverpool was designed by 3XN Architects, Denmark.
Check them out on their website