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Lighting Narrative : Overview Madinat al Soor is a unique urban development which, while informed by the traditional vernacular of Arabic habitats, is novel in the modern context. It excludes the customary use of axis, grids, and other Euclidean tools of contemporary planning. Rather, the massing and spatial character has an emergent quality that suggests an origin from the organic growth of a prior settlement. The spatial experience is articulated by the aggregation of disparate volumes allowing for accidents, surprises and anomalities. The intricate knitting together of the monumental scale and the human scale along with the conflux of varied activities results in a myriad interesting juxtapositions. The Lighting Character is intended to be instructed by this very unpremeditated and improvised affect of the plan. It is proposed that a limited set of luminaire typologies be used in an assortment of configurations to create particular and distinguishing conditions and experiences. Lighting of a type that is vital, exuberant and stimulating is interspersed within moments of serenity and tranquil - to create an overall vibrant environment.

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Waterfront Walk The Waterfront Walk is a small secluded setting, intimate in scale, with gorgeous views to the skyline and access to the water. The lighting is intended to be quiet, shadowy and mysterious in character - a secret haunt for those in the “know�.

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Streetscape - Cobblestone Way The Cobblestone Way is set amidst high-end luxury villas in close proximity to the sea. The lighting in this exclusive residential realm is intended to be warm, subdued and romantic. The placement of the luminaires is somewhat irregular, in a manner that is consistent with the massing character of the neighbourhood. The rectilinear shapes of the luminaires are of a vocabulary that conforms to the jagged angular volumetric nature of the built landscape.

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Public Beach The Public Beach is a popular gathering space for families and couples - a place for relaxation and romance. The nightime lighting is intended to be warm, with sparkle and gloss; complementing the amber sunset over the ocean horizon.

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Canal Plaza The Canal Plaza and embody the spirit of the entire devolopment. Its the place where the multifarious elements of urban life congregate. The lighting is intended to be festive and to provide accents to the numerous elements of this metropolitan aggregation.

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Waterfront Plaza The Waterfront Plaza is a lively gathering space with a variety of activities for both visitors and residents of Madinat al Soor. The lighting, in a similar fashion, is intended to be vibrant and variegated.

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Canal Walk The Canal Walk lighting is rich in contrast and contains varied layers of warm amber tones. Plantings, architecture, and level changes are highlighted. Paths and stairs are outlined in light. Textured surfaces are ‘grazed’ and shade-structure patterns are silhouetted. The combined lighting underscores each event creating a quixotic journey along the canal and down to the water.

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Al Soor Plaza The Al Soor Plaza is the focalpoint and heart of this urban massing. It is the primary assemblage of nightime, weekend and leisurely activities. The exterior lighting is intended to be dramatic - a beacon for outside vantage points, while the interior lighting is designed to be flexible and compelling for a variety of activities.

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Interstitial Spaces - Semi-Public Courtyard The Semi-Public Courtyard is a shared space for the tenants in the adjoining buildings. The lighting is intended to be peaceful and meditative in quality, with a focus on the waterfeature.

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Interstitial Spaces - Interior Retail “Souk” Lighting for the typical “Souk” type area is intended to bring to mind the chaos of a bustling marketplace; the lighting character being largely provided by the resident trademen and their brightly lit displays of bargains.

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Interstitial Spaces - Private Courtyard Lighting for the Private Courtyard is intended to be restful in nature - for those well-deserved moments of tranquil respite after a long day’s work.

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Interstitial Spaces - Exterior Stairs The lighting of the Exterior Stairs is designed as a wayfinding path while creating a pleasing element in the course of a pedestrian’s route.

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Streetscape - Secondary Streets Lighting for the Secondary Street is primarily functional in nature. The main element are the uplit trees lining the vehicular way. Further interest is provided by the uplit columns lining the arcade.

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Streetscape - Plaza The Plaza area is at the intersection of vehicular and pedestrian pathways in a busy public area. The primary goal of the lighting here is the mitigation of the opposing requirements of these two activities.

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Streetscape - Boulevard The Boulevard is a major shopping and dining artery with high pedestrian and vehicular throughfare. The lighting is intended to be bright and active in character.

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Interstitial Spaces - Public Courtyard The Public Courtyard is a welcome interuption for passers-by - pedestrians going to, and coming from, somewhere, and somplace. The lighting is intended to serve a variety of functions at this everyday junction.

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Interstitial Spaces - Retail Pedestrian Way Lighting for the Retail Pedestrian Way is intended to be active and attractive in order to draw people. Uplights for the columns and suspended luminaires along the arcades provide interest in this regard

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Interstitial Spaces - Residential Pedestrian Way Lighting for the Residential Pedestrian Way is foremost functional and for security. It is intended to be quiet, minimal, and sensitive to the privacy of the residents of the adjoining buildings.

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