Published on: April 7, 2009
ﾃ「reo Lighting from Madrid/Spain has sent us a project they recently completed in Madrid.
It is the ‘Alegra’ shopping mall with the design building on the canopy that changes colours in order to attract by-passers.
Here is some more information from Aureo Lighting:
The design was based on a hierarchy of lighting intensities in the open air space of the mall.
The space used for the tables of the restaurants is lit with more intensity in contrast with the walking zones and the raised gardening beds, which don’t have direct lighting – in principle using the technique of chiaroschuro.
The garden beds have a rhythmic distribution of luminaries in the walls to clearly delimit and mark their space, while the gardens themselves have been illuminated with a few projectors generating a dramatic effect.
The limits of the terraces space are defined by the lighting of the cafeterias and restaurants that surround the space.
Besides having a comfortable light atmosphere, exterior of the shopping malls must have some element to attract the attention of people in the night.
In this case there were three polycarbonate canopies that became the pole due to their programmed colour changing.
The other custom created fixtures are located on the stairs to access the terraces.
There are tiny LEDs with special optics in the handrails creating a very clean and different way of lighting them.
Posted by: Mitja Prelovsek