Signify, which has taken heights on outdoor architectural lighting projects, has been collaborated with British lighting design specialist Tryka to illuminate the giant Dubai Frame, which is the new landmark that mimics a colossal picture frame outlining the city.
Around 500 Signify LED luminaires and spotlights dynamically switches from purple to greens to yellows and other hues, dialing up varying light scenes on the façade of the 150×93m (492×305-ft) monumental structure.
Moreover, some 3000 UK-based Tryka (250×250-mm) provides changing colors and visual effects on the ceiling of the enclosed glass viewing area at the top, under instructions from a Pharos LPC X lighting control system.
Another technology, Pharos also pairs with Philips Color Kinetics’ Light System Manager by Signify to restyle the façade appearance.
The Dubai Frame, designed by architect Fernando Donis, stands in the city’s Zabeel Park, framing modern skyscrapers on one side and the old city on the other. It opened last January, and with its first year anniversary approaching, Signify commemorated the occasion by re-releasing photos. The Dubai birthday comes amid a number of other recent Signify architectural and public lighting projects, such as one turning Beijing’s 1083-ft China World Trade Center Tower B into a giant screen of changing scenes, and another lighting up nearly a mile-long stretch of Shanghai waterfront, bridges, and buildings.
The former Philips Lighting organization has been involved in many other façade and architectural projects over a number of years, illuminating various modern architectural features and historic landmarks with Color Kinetics LED lights, including Turkey’s Tunca Bridge, the San Francisco Bay Bridge, the Miami Tower commercial building, and a high-traffic bridge in Hanoi, Vietnam.