Avenue One

The real estate sector is driven by location, location, location. And this commercial building certainly had that advantage. Given this fact and its visual prominence on the urban skyline, a well-resolved lighting strategy became imperative. To this end, we illuminated the vertical features of the building from the bottom, but not all the way to the top, to create an appearance of a levitating structure tethered at the base. The box-like forms crowning it are illuminated in a soothing, glare-free manner, delineating the form. In the congregational area, with its elevated sit-out and mushroom-like canopies, upward-facing fixtures installed below the umbrellas cast a soft, pleasant light, as do the customised, downward-facing streets lights. The elevated portions are outlined in light, to carry forward the floating effect seen in the larger structure.