China | 2020
Shenzhen Vanke CLOUD CITY, located in Liuxiandong headquarters base in Nanshan District, covers an area of 394,000 m2, with a construction area of 1.3355 million m2. Its super high-rise building has a total height of 280.8 m. It’s a veritable regional project at the city level. The Liuxiandong headquarters base consists of 6 plots, in which CLOUD CITY plot is the first one to be completed and put into use, as well as the largest one. Therefore, the plot needs a forward-looking lighting design to lay a foundation, establish visual standards and be used as a model for other plots. The project follows a people-oriented design that starts with the aspects of visual effects and experience. A reasonable design is carried out based on the business type of each plot, as different types have different functions, uses and user groups. To express the nature of project in a reasonable and moderate way is the bottom line of the lighting design. The design needs to highlight CLOUD CITY’s role as the landmark and consider its relevance to other plots. In brief, the overall design should realize a coordinated style in an orderly manner. As the light of city-scale buildings, its main logical design language is to stand out the skyline and four corners of CLOUD CITY, reflecting the overall logic at a macro level of visual effects. Based on that, the lighting design pays attention to the business type of each building and expresses its architectural characteristics accordingly. In this project, the designers highlighted the super high-rise building and created a layered design with a core building enclosed by other parts. In terms of energy saving, the use of LED lamps in the building exceeds 97%. And the intelligent control system is applied to control the light by time and mode, such as weekday mode and late night mode. As for environmental protection, lights of the entire project would be turned off at 10pm, except for the functional lights, during the main months of bird migration and the time from midnight to early morning, which benefits for the bird migration.