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Project: "Mocape Shenzhen"
Company:GD-Lighting Design, a.g Licht, Coop Himmelb(l)au
Designer(s): Design Team: Yenchin Wang, Hui Ren, Qinlai Zheng Design Company: GD-Lighting Design Photographer: He Shu, China
Category: Architecture Categories, Professional
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Entry Description: Shenzhen Mocape is a major public cultural project in Shenzhen. The unique façade form created great difficulties in lighting design. Lighting design conquered multiple challenges and successfully integrated within the building, neatly and sharply presented a clear and translucent city “rock”. Luminaire installation was mapped, and also calculated multiple times with lighting design software in order to analyze different photometric, power and material reflectance. In addition, in order to resolve glare issues caused by the building’s concave and convex corners, we have carried out multiple on-site tests with lumianires’ installation angels, manipulated its photometric and added shading accessories. Considering the large quantity of luminaires and their installation difficulties, it was finally decided to use custom-made U-shaped shading grooves with exterior baffles adjustable in heights to block glare, and coated the groove interior matt black to reduce self- illumination. The construction and commissioning process of this project took advantage of BIM’s convenience.

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