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PICTURING THE COSMOS, ABU DHABI , LOUVRE – CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

Prize(s) Winners in Cultural Building Lighting Design
Company Belzner Holmes Light Design
Lead Designers Andrew Holmes, Elham Souri
Other Designer's names Exhibition Planning and Graphic Design: ATELIER BRÜCKNER Architecture: Jean Nouvel
Client ATELIER BRUECKNER
Photo Credits © Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi / Photo Siddharth Siva, and Belzner Holmes Light- De
Completion Date July 2023
Project Location Saadiyat - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
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Entry Description

The Museum and Exhibition, with its three distinct themes spread across three engaging levels, showcases an innovative approach to lighting design that seamlessly complements the exhibition's immersive journey through space. Our lighting design aims to capture the vibrancy of the cosmos, immersing visitors in the breathtaking birth of stars, the graceful ballet of galaxies, and a host of celestial wonders. This immersive experience is crafted through a delicate interplay of light and shadow, igniting a profound sense of wonder and curiosity.

In essence, our lighting design breathes new life into older luminaires, turning them into brushes that paint the universe's captivating palette. It encourages visitors to let their imagination take flight as they explore the enigmatic depths of the cosmos. Beyond the conventional museum experience, we serve as a launchpad for budding astronomers, nurturing curiosity through interactive exhibits and imaginative lighting, inspiring the next generation of scientists to aim for the stars. This innovative approach not only creates a captivating space but also underscores our dedication to sustainability and resourcefulness, reminding us of the beauty that can be found in everyday materials and practices.
Sustainability Approach

In our commitment to sustainability, this project not only captivates through its innovative lighting design but also exemplifies our dedication to responsible resource management. By repurposing and enhancing older luminaires with new lenses and filters, we breathe new life into existing materials, minimizing waste and reducing our environmental footprint. Our approach reminds us that beauty and inspiration can be found in sustainable practices, reinforcing our mission to inspire the next generation of scientists while respecting the planet we all share.
Company Description

For almost 30 years the company has been consulting and creating lighting projects in fields of architecture, urban planning, stage and exhibition design at home in Germany as well as overseas. We look after private and public buildings of all kinds, renowned museums, themed and special exhibitions, theatres, events, stage technology, churches and other sacred buildings. Our office is also dedicated to urban lighting projects of various sizes such as parks, squares, bridges and urban light master plans.