Published on: August 13, 2011
Fisher Marantz Stone’s Lighting Design for Burj Kalifa in Dubai / UAE received the Lumen Citation for Facade Lighting.
More info below:
A tower, so tall and slender that it dwarfs everything around it, does not need a spectacle of light to ensure its visibility.
Floodlighting this tower, the worldâ€™s tallest, from site perimeter was not an option, as the sweeping desert sands and high humidity from the Arabian Gulf would tent the structure in a perennial cloud.
The narrow, almost vertical solution is an exposition of restrained and minimalist design.
Raking uplight from atop the terraced prows of the buildingâ€™s three legs saves energy and ensures minimal light trespass for the residential tenants and little skylight pollution.
Lighting Design Firm: Fisher Marantz Stone, Inc.
Paul Marantz and Hank Forrest
Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Adrian Smith
Owner: EMAAR Properties
Photography: Photo Â© Tim Griffith and Fisher Marantz Stone, Inc.
Posted by: Mitja Prelovsek