Mauri Kosonen: Big Blue

A public artwork in Kaarina combining environmental, architectural, glass, and light art.

Big Blue is an environmental, architectural, glass, and light art combing public artwork with a life-size blue whale on a glass facade illuminated with underwater moving lights. The lights resemble the movement of sun rays seen from underwater.

Big Blue glass facade artwork was chosen the Glass Structure of the Year 2022 in Finland. The interior and exterior architecture, visual design, and lighting design follow the underwater Big Blue theme. 

Visual Designers: Visual Artist Mauri Kosonen and Architect Heimo Paukkunen
Lighting Designers: Visual Artist Mauri Kosonen and Lighting Designer Antti Viertamo/ Turku Energia Oy
Main Contractor: Teräselementti Oy
Owner: KOY Piispantorni 

Location of the work:
Kairiskulmantie 12, Kaarina, Finland GPS: 60.413884, 22.321155

Light sources, materials and equipment used:
Linear RGBW led-lights with video programming, Gobo projectors

Size of the work:
W26,5 x H31,5 m, 835 m²


BLAF Best of Light Art in Finland
is hosted by
Finnish Light Art Society FLASH

Producer: Annukka Ketola
+358 40 735 3972

Mia Kivinen /
Anna Björklund /

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