Cayan Cantara Tower
LOCATION: DUBAI, UAE
USE: HOSPITALITY – HIGH RISE
SCOPE: INTERNAL & FAÇADE LIGHTING DESIGN
Our core strategy for all the public areas aimed at fostering a warm and welcoming experience, while enhancing the simple yet refined interior design.
The façade’s concept was inspired by the overall architectural narrative; one that emphasizes two buildings representing a King and a Queen; with the King placing a crown on the Queen’s head. Accordingly, our concept focused on the crowns by illuminating them as if they were made up of rich and extravagant jewels glistening in the sun. The protruding architectural curtainwall – representing the draping of the King and Queen’s cloaks – was used as a canvass for a lighting effect that is incredibly unique wherein the final result differs based upon the viewing perspective of the observer. The Skybridge is lit by way of a media facade. Utilizing this media-mesh as a source of light enables what was once a simple surface to be converted into a realistic display screen incorporating high-resolution videos and images.
What was once a façade lighting scheme can become an income-producing asset for the owner, capable of being leased to media buying agencies.