Prize(s) Honorable Mentions
Company neoalpha global
Lead Designers Alessandro Ayanian
Other Designer's names John Paul Maravilla
Architecture Company WSP Group
Completion Date 2021
Project Location Dubai
Entry DescriptionAin Dubai Plaza lighting design represents the apogee of the vibrant lifestyle destination which Bluewaters Island is known for. As the visitors approach Ain Dubai, the drama and excitement of a world-class retail and entertainment zone which is evident throughout the Bluewaters retail strip, gradually builds up and culminates in a dazzling display of colours and animated light show in the plaza. Complimenting the fun and colorful lighting principles of the Bluewaters retail strip, the plaza lighting comprises of traditional architectural landscape lighting principles as well as dynamic entertainment lighting elements. The plaza features seventeen 16-metre-high lighting totems which complement the aesthetics of the existing streetlights along the Bluewaters retail promenade. Each totem houses a cluster of gobo projectors and a state-of-the-art moving head in order to create an exciting array of color and image projections in the plaza area. The lighting scheme aims to create a drama and to arouse interest for the visitors, whilst setting an alluring and vibrant stage for Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observatory wheel and its entertainment light show.