Kaedama is the showpiece of the renovation of Newark International Airport's Terminal C. Kaedama is an experience-based restaurant, and prominently centralizes a custom, transparent 26' tall LED sculpture with over 17,000 lights on a flowing and functional 40' tall architectural structure.
DCL worked through the process of passing the architectural requirements put forward by the port authority while still preserving the intent of the design. Working around the floor load requirements, the structure itself was assembled in prefabricated pieces to minimize impact on the surrounding food court. The media element of the sculpture was built with an ease-of-work in mind, allowing the content creation team to quickly test new content on the fly. Working with United, DCL was able to incorporate the control system for the pixel mesh directly below the restaurant, in a small footprint server room.
Nearly identical to the design intents, DCL successfully engineered and fabricated a custom restaurant design that immerses travelers into an inviting and dynamic environment.
Design by Rockwell Group
Seamless 360° LED Lattice
Artistic Central Structure
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