PEAK TOWER
PEAK TOWER
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PEAK TOWER

 

CLIENTHong Kong and Shanghai Hotel Group
ARCHITECTRonald Lu and Partners
YEAR2006
LOCATIONHong Kong
VISUALSMarcel Lam

 

The Peak Tower in Hong Kong stands as a city icon at the top of Victoria Peak, and provides shopping, dining, and views for tourists and local visitors. Its bold, contemporary geometry and unique location called for a dramatic lighting scheme that would attract visitors after its renovation. AWA developed a lighting design that traces the path of the arriving visitor through the expanse of the building. Upon arrival in the main atrium, guests look up to view a massive field of 2’X2′ convex panels, each illuminated by an individual LED lighting strip. Computerized controls are programed to display sweeps of color blocks, even messages, in a dynamic, eye-catching spectacle. Architectural Record quoted Abhay Wadhwa comparing the effect to that of, “ascending through an effervescent sea of champagne.” (Architectural Record, February 2007, p.161)