In Summer 2022, Luminarium by Architects of Air landed on College Green for 11 days as a free-to-visit immersive experience. A luminarium is a dazzling maze of winding paths and soaring domes where natural forms and light meld into an inspiring mix of design and engineering. Visitors walking through the paths will experience the beauty of light and colour in a whole new way.

Luminarium by Architects of Air was a fully accessible, multi-sensory pop-up on College Green on 4 – 14 August from 1-7pm daily, brought to the city by Bristol Light Festival.

We invited you to enter a world of wonder when the world-famous inflatable domes filled with natural light and colour visited the city in the summer.

Taking inspiration from natural forms, Islamic and Gothic cathedrals and modern architecture, the Luminarium is a sunlight-powered sensory experience featuring kaleidoscopic colours, domes, tunnels and pods.

This installation is truly designed for every member of the family and every age group. As a multi-sensory environment, Luminarium is fully wheelchair accessible, and schools and organisations for children and adults with accessibility needs are being invited to join in the experience with quieter sessions available.

Tickets were free for all and could be booked online in advance with walk-ups also available.