Surreal art in the right light at Expo 2020

Tridonic LED drivers for the entry portals

Plats: Dubai/United Arab Emirates
Produkt: , Tunable White DT8 LCA PRE DALI LED drivers

The entry portals at Expo 2020* in Dubai were sparkling examples of surreal architecture. To create the wow factor among visitors the lighting concept for the portals had to be carefully planned. Modern driver technology from Tridonic played a crucial role here.

The entry portals of the Expo in Dubai are a jewel of surreal architecture. Modern driver technology from Tridonic enables lighting that supports a transcendental play with light, shadow and space.

The entry portals at Expo 2020 in Dubai were inspired by traditional Arabian “mashrabiya” architecture. They consisted of a framework of lines held together by complex structures. This created a geometric grid pattern that shifted according to the viewing angle and allowed air and light to flow freely. High-quality, paper-thin carbon fibres and resin were spun into strands.in a special process.

Transcendental interplay of light, shadow and space

A transcendental play with light, shadow and space enhanced the effect of the surreal architecture. This effect called for unique lighting to illuminate the 21-metre-high, 30-metre-long and 10.5-metre-wide entry portals. A special combination of optics achieved the desired lighting effect of a discrete floor installation and at the same time fulfilled the strict lighting regulations. Three lenses with different beam angles of five, eight and 16 degrees were integrated and adapted.

This stunning effect resulted from the use of Tunable White DT8 LCA PRE DALI LED drivers from Tridonic. These drivers are pre-calibrated to ensure high quality of light and colour consistency. A total of 900 Lightway 6 luminaires from VICE were equipped with Tridonic drivers. The drivers provide a dynamic white transition between 3,000 kelvin and amber at a constant light intensity.

* Having been postponed owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, Expo 2020 took place in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from October 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022.