This project was done at Arup
The past six years, between architects UNStudio and myself a close collaboration has been established.Â UNStudio is an architecture office with great appreciation of light present in all of their work.Â For projects ranging from viaducts crossing a motorway to facades and hotels, we developed lighting design and media design together. In Taiwan, the architects worked for Star Place, a shopping mall, when I got involved as lighting designer.Â
The unique 51.3m high concave faÃ§ade has got a lighting and product design conceived in a joint design process between the architects, my team at Arup and Alliance Optotek (AOP), the local lighting manufacturer. Using workshops and brainstorm sessions, the team developed a textured faÃ§ade skin responding to the environment by reflecting daylight and showing its 3D nature at night with integrated lighting.
photos with this article: Christian Richters
lighting concept: Rogier van der Heide and UNStudio
Arup project team: Rogier van der Heide, Simone Collon
product design: Rogier van der Heide and AOP Optotek
programming of the light show: Lightlife