Anantara Jabal Al Akhdar Resort Hotel, Oman

Lead DesignerLDC - Lighting Design Collective
CategoryHotel and Restaurants Lighting
DateApril 2017
LocationOman, Spain
The lighting concept sought to create a sense of drama and beauty heightened by the play of light and shade, the texture of the natural materials, accentuated vegetation, and hierarchy of focal points. The design creates magical moments, talking points and strong memories for the guests. The visitors’ experience was studied in sequences to arouse distinctive emotions inspired by the night time views, the architecture, and the landscape. The sense of discovery was one of the drivers for the lighting approach with occasional focal points such as the wooden geodesic dome spanning over ten metres in diameter with integrated lighting detail appearing with new identities after sun set. Contextually the concept draws from the forms, volumes, the play of natural light, use of local materials, and decorative details of traditional Omani architecture and interiors. Conversion filters were fitted to the LED lanterns for special tonality. All 800 lanterns for the resort were designed by LDC.