Published on: March 30, 2012
AWA Lighting Designers sent us the photos of their project in Mumbai, One Indiabulls Centre. The building was designed by Anupam De of Anupam De Associates (ADA).
Here is a short text by AWA Lighting Designers describing their project:
AWA Lighting Designers were retained by the architects, ADA and the client to provide a distinct and elegant visual experience with the lighting solution for the two towers.
The intent of the lighting solution was to create a well designed and clean looking space that augmented the architectural expression, and the requirements of the client. The lighting design solution aspired to highlight the materiality in the space while providing visual clarity for the building at large and the spaces created within. Since this project included two towers, it was important for the lighting to provide visual continuity, while also providing way-finding through the site by highlighting paths of circulation and clear visual cues through the public lobbies.
AWA provided interior lighting solutions for entrance lobbies, lift lobbies, all circulation areas and all landscape on the 10-acre site. Exterior lighting was designed to accentuate the two 100-meter towers, encompassing nearly 2 million square feet of office space. AWA was also able to utilize the architectural glass volumes and refuge terraces to create lit volumes that provide a graceful lighting personality for the building at night.
At the concept development for this project, a custom and bespoken lighting system was developed for India Bulls- such that a unified solution could be developed for both towers. It was also important to develop the lighting solutions such that parts of the lighting â€śkit of partsâ€ť could be repeated over the other India Bulls projects. The final design incorporated many custom details that were developed through a continuing process of close communication and collaboration with the architect, Anupam De of ADA.
Technologically advanced control systems with photo-sensors and motion-detectors were implemented to assure no light was wasted, and only energy-efficient lamps were used for this project, including frequent use of Metal Halide Lamps, CFLs and LEDâ€™s. It is also important to note that NO halogen/ incandescent lights were used in any of the spaces designed by AWA. The lighting solution for the lobbies and public circulation areas only consumes 0.78watts/ SFT of electricity- which is above and beyond what is required by LEED.
Posted by: Matej Cigale