The Prime Tower

LOCATION: DUBAI, UAE
USE: HIGH RISE - COMMERCIAL
SCOPE: INTERNAL & FAÇADE LIGHTING DESIGN
YEAR: 2012 

The building was seen as a blank canvas, where light is used as a means to amaze, and most importantly, to set apart from the surrounding towers. The tower was interpreted as a reflection of the sky, more specifically as a reflection of the stars which guided sailors and bedouins in past times.

The random arrangement of the star constellations contrasts beautifully with the rigorous structure of the glazing, unveiling an unexpected effect. The gradual concentration of the bright dots stresses the curvature of the outer shell, while visually stretching the tower towards the sky. Three colours of light (white, turquoise and blue) give depth and texture to the glass surface, while conveying the star mood.

Both roofs were gently washed to indicate the ending of the different masses, and suggest the volumetric gesture of the building. The peculiar shapes can be considered as crescent moons, amidst the sky of stars.

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