Client: Chester City Council
Team: ACME, AKT-II, Vogt Landscape Architects, WSP, David Bonnett Associates, Vectos
As part of Chester's £300m investment into the city centre revitalisation, SEAM is providing lighting design services for ACME's ambitious vision for a vibrant retail-led mixed use development. Planning was awarded in September 2016. The first phase of works for a new cinema and theatre district will begin on site in 2017.
Client: Rooya Group
Team: Zaha Hadid Architects, GrossMax Landscape, AKTII, Hoare Lea, SpaceAgency
Unique lighting design solutions support the signature architectural identity of the extensive Stone Towers Development in Cairo, Egypt. Consisting of 18 corporate towers, luxury hotel, two levels of underground car park, a public realm landscape with 5 retail clusters the extensive 21-hectare site is set to become a key economic and cultural hub. SEAM was appointed to provide lighting design services for all public areas of the development including feature facade lighting and atria for all towers plus facade lighting for the 5-star hotel. An intricate centralised landscape known as 'The Delta' provided key opportunities to integrate landscape lighting into the Wayfinding and Signage design by SpaceAgency. Lighting strategies for the Stone Towers start at the urban scale - understanding the different identities of a large mixed-use development, its varying perceptions on approach, and complex movements – and proceed through a hierarchy of architectural spatial systems that encompass the entirety of the site. Whist achieving aesthetic fluidity, the lighting design carefully considered the complex dynamics of different participants through the site and supported these dynamic relationships functionally through light.
"Inspired by the patterns and textures of ancient Egyptian stonework, the north and south facades of each tower will be covered with recesses and protrusions emphasising the effects of light and shadow on the surfaces." - dezeen.com