Peru National Football Stadium

Cinimod Studio delivered an innovative interactive lighting control system for the Peru National Stadium in Lima. Tapping into the collective mood of the crowd, lighting is used to establish a visual connection between the fans, their passion, and the game.

Working as part of an international design and delivery team including CAM and ArquiLEDS in Peru, e:cue in Germany, and Traxon in Hong Kong, Cinimod Studio created a cutting-edge mood analysis system to control the stadium facade lighting.

Using a combination of innovative technologies and lighting layouts, the facade of the stadium has been infused with a mixture of lights that allow the facade to act as a “mirror” of the crowd’s mood. In what is probably now the largest crowd controlled interactive lighting display in the world, the stadium is able to communicate the ebb and flow of excitement and disappointment to the surrounding city, thus becoming a watched spectacle in itself.

A network of customised sound level metres was deployed along the roof line of the stadium to create a dynamic map of the crowd’s noise levels. This data was then processed by Cinimod’s processing hardware and software located in the main communications room of the stadium.”>

Cinimod software developed specifically for the project processed the sound level data in real-time, performing a series of comparative mathematical calculations and analysis by self-calibrating algorithms. The output from the software is a “mood state” that summarizes the collective mood of the crowd.

The lighting patterns were carefully designed to faithfully depict the moods. The patterns vary in colour, speed, brightness and scale — at times the facade can be seen to sparkle with obvious joy and celebration, other times it recoils into a subdued and disappointed state. In these variations the mood of the crowd is clearly visualised for the outside city to see and share.


Concept: Claudia Paz, CAM
Interactive Control System: Cinimod Studio
Design Development: David Castaeda, TRAXON
Stage Lighting: Luke Hall
Lighting design & Installation: CAM
Distributor and Project Management: Arquileds
Interactive Control System: Cinimod Studio
Fixtures: Traxons
Lighting Software: E:Cue
Programmers: Andrea Cuius, CINIMOD STUDIO, Christian Brink, E:CUE, Rafael Baggioni, TRAXON, Cesar Castro, ARQUILEDS