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SHONE LIGHTING CASES STUDY: Sichuan Airlines Center
AddTime:2017-09-19

Project Overview 

SAC(Sichuan Airlines Center)is situated on the prime location of Chengdu, also the central business district. With its distinctive pleated shape, this 200-meter-tall tower has become a landmark of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province. And this project has also won the certification of LEED CS PRE with its various sustainable design features.


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▲SHONE's LED Linear Lights were used for the building façade lighting


Diamond Facade & Pleated Tower 
SAC, built at the end of 2014, was jointly designed by China Southwest Architecture Design & Research Institute Co., Ltd (CSWADI)and US architectural design office SOM. The designers crafted the tower façade as diamond and cleverly hid the horizontal beams but highlighted the perpendicular beams to make the tower looks crystal clear like diamond cutting surface and also enhance the sense of tall and straight of the tower, creating a unique and natural architecture image.

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The pleats from the bottom to the top of the building look like petals unfold gradually toward the sun. The lighting gradually changes layer by layer, achieving the effect of vertical flowing lines. The pleated building shape on the top of the tower stretches out to the sky and forms a continuously pleated circular ring with a number of two-meter-wide skylights, just like “light boxes” around the circumference.




Diamonds Drop From The Clouds 
The lighting design highlights the concept of "diamond". The circular ring on the top of the tower looks like a gleaming diamond necklace; when the lighting is in the dynamic mode, the lighting effect looks like many diamonds fall from the sky one after another, creating an artistic conception of “diamonds drop from the clouds”.




SHONE's Outdoor Linear Lights Help To Create A Dancing Tower 
In another lighting dynamic mode, the lighting design further strengthens the effect of vertical flowing lines from bottom to top, making the tower "dancing" at night.




SHONE's LED Linear Lights were used for the building facade lighting. Through the density of light layout and the relationship of false or true and bright or dark, designers shaped the tall and straight image of the building with the gradually changing and flickering lighting effect, making it a dazzling pearl on the skyline of Chengdu at night. 


▲SHONE's LED Linear Lights Series


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Translation: Misa
Edit and layout: Uho
Image: SHONE,SOM
Video: SHONE