Lighting : Lighting June 2016 - Vol 36 Issue 3
28 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | June/July 2016 art-deco diagonals and cascading buttresses. To maintain the grand illusion, the façade required wash lights, but this presented several challenges. The towers contain two hotels so light trespass into the guestrooms needed to be avoided. Light pollution also needed to be controlled. A new high power narrow focus RGBA wash light, the IP Wash 48, was designed for the purpose. At 100 watts and equipped with five degree lenses, it has an effective range of approximately 50 metres when used as a shallow angle grazing wash light. Because access to the 280 Wash 48s on the façade requires a gondola, the drivers are in easily accessible locations within the building. There were many other special luminaires developed for this huge project, including those to backlight large faux alabaster panels. The lighting control system was also a challenge with an optical fibre backbone that went to the majority of the 22 lighting control rooms in which equipment was installed in dedicated racks. The façade lighting of Studio City has been a single all-encompassing project from concept to completion. The lighting design included over 12,000 luminaires for the podium and towers. This modern and 100% LED treatment, which included wash lights, back-lights and media dots, were all created specifically for the project as part of a design and build solution. In addition to the intelligent data programmable lighting on the towers, our scope included all of the static lighting on the podium, ranging from in-ground up-lights to powerful narrow focus wash lights for the two massive ‘Hero’ statues that stand as sentinels above the grand entrance. ABOVE: The grand crystal-laden porte-cochère, with velvet red side curtains. LEFT: Auspicious Pixiu statues flank Studio City’s rear entrance to Adventure Gate.
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