Exterior - Al-Bidda Tower, Qatar

Al-Bidda Tower is a 43 storey office tower on the West Bay of Doha, Qatar.  Its rotating twisting design pushed the boundaries of originality and architectural creativity during the design stage.

DHA Designs worked alongside lead consultant GHD and Hill International project management to design an exterior lighting treatment for the facade from inside the building.

DHA Designs proposed an internal cove around the perimeter of each floor plan, directly behind the glass curtain wall system, to uplight the soffit above using a colour changing LED linear light. Rather than try to illuminate the entire perimeter, DHA Designs proposed shorter lengths of cove wherever the architectural footprint changed direction, in order to accentuate the twisted form of the building.

On each floor, a total of 156 RGB 300mm LED modules were used, each module operating at 12W at full power and individually addressable. ColorKinetic's MX Powercore luminaires were used, along with their Light System Manager to control over 19,000 DMX channels. Using their Powercore technology, DHA Designs located all of the remote Data Enablers in the ceiling voids of the central lift lobby area on each floor. The Data Enablers were then connected across an ethernet network, which then feeds back to the remote control system and the BMS

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