Prize(s) Winners in Fashion Lighting Design
Company CD+M Lighting Design Group
Lead Designers Waleed Fakousa
Project Location United Arab Emirates
Entry DescriptionThe Dubai Mall Fashion Avenue is a 275,000 square meter expansion of already the worlds largest mall.
The Fashion Avenue expansion added a retail inventory of an additional 190 plus new high-end outlets including a 5,000 sqm flagship perfumery store and some of the most renowned international brand names such as Gucci, Prada, Rolex, Bottega Veneta, D&G and Hermes, which all occupy an anchor store in the main entrance of the mall.
CD+M acted as the lighting consultants for this project over a five year period heading up the lighting design of all the interior public spaces, facade and landscape lighting.
By far our most substantial challenge was the lighting of mall the concourses the building interiors are effectively a massive, deep canyon filled with luxury brands covered with a glass roof with limited locations to place equipment. This required a blended approach of engineering(lux level calculations)with providing elegant dappled light to the floors to create a rich and luxurious ambiance.
CD+M set the maintained design lux level criteria at 450 lux average with a medium contrast ratio providing a dappled effect to the white Italian marble. Lead Designer Waleed Fakousa.