stockholm: the climate portal

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oh my, now that's a nifty invention. anticipating the wanderlust of its citizens, the swedish airport authority teamed up with creative agency studionoc to launch the climate portal at arlanda, stockholm's international hub airport. interestingly, the temporary structure is connected to online weather services with measuring stations worldwide and special software translates live data to three physical rooms: hot, cold and big. the climate portal uses everything from wind and temperature simulations to audio-visual installations to provide travelers a first-hand experience of the current climate in a destination of choice. adding up to the experience is an engaging mix of sight, sound and touch. an unique experience, the climate portal obviously is a global first, and one that'll surely inspire many an adventurous visitor to squeeze in an impromptu tax free shopping spree for travel necessities before take-off [open through aug 31]. location: terminal 5, departure hall, gate f26 [arlanda airport].