Emaar Boulevard Lighting Enhancement
UMAYA Lighting Design
Alex Shaw (Design Director). Masa Suica (Sr. Lighting Designer). Faysal Al Haffar (Sr. Lighting Designer). Pauline Dibs (Lighting Designer). Homam Al Kurdi (Lighting Designer). Vipin Chuvatta (Lighting Specialist). Archis Varma (Asst. Lighting Designer)
Winner in Landscape Lighting
Dubai, UAE, United Arab Emirates
Any major city in the world has a must-see street. Champs Elysees, La Rambla, Orchard Road … what they all have in common is their ability to get people together and reveal the pulse of the city regardless of the size, aesthetic or even the use of these streets. Our lighting enhancement project brief aimed at doing just that, fostering human interaction and showing what Dubai is about, transforming the boulevard into a destination for tourists and pride for residents.
This was achieved with the creation of happenings that represented permanent ‘artistic lighting’ interventions placed along the boulevard, with the purpose of creating singular spaces, avoiding homogeneity and promoting human interaction. These happenings were placed every 220 meters, inviting pedestrians to discover and interact with them. They were organized into three series: The Discover Series (5 happenings), the Play Series (5 happenings) and the Feel Series (5 happenings).