POTAWATOMI CASINO – INTERIOR
Bar 360 & Dreamcatchers
IA Award of Merit
The centerpiece of a $240 million expansion celebrates the excitement of this casino. The central trellis of Bar 360 is enveloped in kinetic color as the dome above twists, turns, and flows in a series of abstractions. Over 900 individually programmed LED and moving fixtures in ten layers are choreographed into routines suggesting flames, Northern Lights, twilight stars and energetic celebrations, engaging guests in the circle of enjoyment living up to the name Bar 360.
Robotic projectors are hidden in and around the trellis, while color-changing LED pixels are placed in direct view as “dew drops”. More LED fixtures are recessed behind glowing “bricks” and LED wash fixtures provide kinetic displays of colors all around the bar. Nearby twin Dreamcatchers are created from patterns of light that roll gently across the ceiling, backlighting a web of spheres, metal, and mesh. Combined, both the Dreamcatchers and Bar 360 utilize widely varied installation techniques commanding these casino features as visual and gathering focal points.