PEAK TOWER
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PEAK TOWER

 

CLIENT HK and Shanghai Hotel Group
ARCHITECT Ronald Lu and Partners
YEAR 2004 – 2008
LOCATION Hong Kong
VISUALS Marcel Lam

 

The Peak Tower in Hong Kong stands as a city icon at the top of Victoria Peak and provides shopping, dining, and views for tourists and local visitors. Its unique location and its bold and contemporary geometry called for a dramatic lighting scheme that would attract visitors after its renovation. We developed a lighting design that traces the path of the arriving visitor through the expanse of the building. Upon arrival in the main atrium, guests look up to view a massive field of 2’ x 2’ convex panels, each illuminated by an individual LED lighting strip. Computerized controls were programmed to display sweeps of color blocks, even messages, in a dynamic, eye-catching spectacle. Architectural Record quoted Abhay Wadhwa comparing the effect to that of, “ascending through an effervescent sea of champagne” (Architectural Record, February 2007, pg161).