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THE RIGHT FORMULA LDP International (LDPI) are working closely with UHA, London on the Michael Schumacher World Champion Tower, Gurgaon in India, which has been designed to emulate the aerodynamic modeling of a racing car. Wrapped in a metallic ribbon reminiscent of the curves and chicanes of a race track, this is a signature project for UHA. It was important that the façade lighting solution was intrinsic with the seamless nature of the architecture. Lawrie Nisbet and Kay Flounders of LDPI have created a lighting scheme that ensures

the night time composition is respectful of the unusual architecture. Inspiration was taken from light and speed trails. Strong graphic lines and the signature ‘S’ emphasise the flow throughout the site in a strong white dynamic light encouraging circulation. Surface mounted beacon fixtures then disperse across the Towers’ floor edges expressing the movement reminiscent of light trails. LDPI has avoided typically lighting the capping piece in this tower project feeling it would detract from the undulating curves

on the buildings’ vertical surface. The base of the Helipad viewed from the sky lounge deck is draped in light whilst also offering a canvas to create projection. Throughout the landscape linear sources are integrated within the paving pattern aiding the organic ebb and flow established from the race track aesthetic. www.ldpinternational.com

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mondo*arc Jun/Jul 2014 - Issue 79  

mondo*arc is the leading international magazine in architectural lighting design. Targeted specifically at the lighting specification market...

mondo*arc Jun/Jul 2014 - Issue 79  

mondo*arc is the leading international magazine in architectural lighting design. Targeted specifically at the lighting specification market...

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