Upper Crest Tower
LOCATION: DUBAI, UAE
USE: HIGH RISE – RESIDENTIAL
SCOPE: FAÇADE LIGHTING DESIGN
Located in Business Bay area and overlooking the gigantic Dubai Fountain, the residential tower features a prestigious outlook that paves the way to further enhancing its connection with the surrounding, as well as bolstering its prominent architectural style.
The lighting design scheme follows the outstanding external façade pattern. Curvilinear balconies flow across the east and south elevations, inspiring sea tides in a blend of direct white and indirect blue lights. The architectural design idea of a piano keyboard is implemented through a sequence of alternately blue-washed balconies, smoothening the transition from the flat envelope surfaces to the oval-shaped corner. The podium façade is emphasized using tight spot beam lights. The building’s volume is framed with warm and cozy reflections onto the distinctive wall.
The simple yet eye-catching lighting scheme preserves the residential attributes of the building. The technical and functional performance were deliberately addressed through custom-made solutions tailored to the project’s requirements. These solutions were commensurate with the allocated budget as well as with the energy allowance, which resulted in a 40% reduction below the baseline.