Feature, Outdoor

World’s largest tuneable-white facade lighting unveiled

The lighting installation on 40 historic buildings along the Shanghai waterfront is the largest ever implementation of connected architectural lighting.

THE WORLD’S largest tuneable-white facade lighting has been unveiled at the famous Bund in Shanghai.

Each building’s lighting can be tuned from cool white lightning to warm. This is the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank, built in 1923.

The installation on 40 historic 1930s buildings along the waterfront is also the largest ever implementation of connected architectural lighting.

The brief by the city chiefs was to emphasise the classical colour tones of this architectural masterpiece.

The installation features with Signify’s Interact Landmark system, ColorKinetics ColorReach and eW Reach, Philips UniFlood and UniStrip LED luminaires.

Interact Landmark is being used to monitor and maintain the lighting on the Shanghai Bund building as well as rooftops in the Pudong area and the main bridges.

The city is expected to save between 50 and 70 per cent of its annual lighting costs by moving to connected LED lighting, when compared to areas of Shanghai previously lit with conventional lighting.

The lighting design for the historic Shanghai Bund facades involved a host of designers including:

Charles G. Stone II of Fisher Marantz Stone in association with Uno Lai Lighting Design were the Project Concept Advisors and designers of The Customs House and Pudong Development Bank facades
Uno Lai, UNOLAI Design designed the Asia Building and The House of Roosevelt, Shanghai Clearing House facades
Zhong Ming, Tungsten-Studio Lighting Design designed The Peace Hotel, The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, The Public Service Center of the Bund, Bangkok Bank, Bund 6, Bund 5, Bund 3, Waldorf Astoria Shanghai Hotel and The Meteorological Tower facades
Shanghai Luoman Lighting Technologies Inc., designed The China Merchants Company Building, Shanghai Foreign Exchange Trade Centre, Agricultural Bank of China and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China facades
Shanghai Landscape Lighting Management Institute, Huangpu District; Tongji Architectural design (Group) Co.,Ltd designed the Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions Building and China Everbright Bank
Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural design (Group) Co.,Ltd designed the Bank of Taiwan and The Chartered Bank of India, Australia and China buildings.

Originally a British settlement, the Bund has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks and trading houses from the UK, France, the USA, Italy, Russia, Germany, Japan, the Netherlands, and Belgium, as well as the consulates of Russia and Britain, a newspaper, the Shanghai Club and the Masonic Club.



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