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Asif Khan’s Vantablack Winter Olympics Pavilion Absorbs Light

In 2014,

The blackest material ever was produced. It was called Vantablack and it is capable of absorbing 99.96 percent of light in it. Using the Vantablack,
A designer Asif Khan has created a pavilion for the Winter Olympics which is commissioned by Hyundai. When the spray paint form of Vantablack was developed by Surrey Nanosystems in 2016, a lot of controversies quickly spread.

Asif Khan’s Vantablack Winter Olympics Pavilion Absorbs Light

Anish Kapoor, A UK artist collaborated with the company to gain
Exclusive rights to the non-reflective pigment for artistic uses. The first artistic use of Vantablack spray paint is done by Asif Khan. Inside the pavilion is a huge white room that has a giant water installation. The system installed emits 25,000 water droplets every minute.

Asif Khan’s Vantablack Winter Olympics Pavilion Absorbs Light

Each droplet travels through a minuscule landscape which is designed in,
Such a way that it resembles a picture of a city viewed from space. It moves from the astronomical starfield outside to a planet viewed from above. Khan explained the overall concept saying,

Asif Khan’s Vantablack Winter Olympics Pavilion Absorbs Light

In the project,
I wanted to move from the scale of the cosmos to the scale of water droplets in a few steps. The droplets contain the same hydrogen from the beginning of the universe as the stars.

Asif Khan’s Vantablack Winter Olympics Pavilion Absorbs Light
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