A blend of office, retail, museum and theatre space, the 1.1 million square foot building boasts an intricately detailed façade that expresses both strength and sensitivity when lit. The lighting designers used 4100K lamps for interior lighting, which contrast with the 2700K lamps used at the exterior.
This unique building incorporates 24 stories of office space built around a 90-meter- tall atrium, enclosed by the world’s largest cable-net- supported glass wall. The museum occupancy is contained within an eight-story hanging ‘lantern’ suspended in the building atrium from four (4) parallel strand bridge cables.
The 20-story glazed atrium is visible through the world’s largest cable-supported curtain wall.
Suspended above the lobby and within the glass wall is the building’s theatre; this element alludes to a traditional Chinese red lantern. Luminaires were detailed to highlight the theatre’s cherry wood and perforated metal walls. The volume of the 90-meter (295 feet) tall, 1236 square meter (13,300 square feet) atrium is illuminated by metal halide projection luminaires concealed in vertical coves hidden along the atrium’s edges for both direct and indirect illumination.