Cornich quarter in Jeddah is known as a new dynamic business district in this seafront 2nd largest city in Saudi Arabia. The architect, who assisted to Akari-Lisa Ishii’s conference in Dubai a couple of years prior to the project starts, contacted her immediately when he knew the expectation from the client for the beautification of this new high-rise office building even at night.
For the public spaces in interior, such as lobbies, lounges, corridors, the lighting designer collaborated closely with the interior design team for the perfect integration of lighting devises in the architecture. Creating a smart and sophisticated outlook for each space, the lighting contributed largely to realize the contemporary but well-being atmosphere.
For the exterior spaces, the lighting scheme was requested to provide a welcoming feeling at the 2 main entrances, together with water features. The rooftop garden was lit with relaxing illuminations integrated in the fountains, planters, walkways, and benches. Some pendant lamps casting a fancy shadow play were also proposed, as homage to their local traditional lighting features. “Parking space is not negligible as this is the 1st space which says hello to the visitors”. Akrai-Lisa Ishii followed the important teaching of Howard Brandston, one of her masters.
Lighting of the façades of the mail tower, inspired by a big sailing boat, naturally expresses the wind and the tide by white and blue lighting gradation projected on the horizontal fins.
: Aldar Al Khasa Urbain Développement, KSA
Project Team : Batley Partners Architecture and Design Consultants
Dates : 2008-2014
Surface : 200 000 m2
Office building construction
Architectural lighting design (interior and exterior) and landscape