A rainbow in the night

Republic of Mauritius
Mauritius is a captivating island nation nestled in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Renowned for its breathtaking beaches, vibrant coral reefs, and lush landscapes, Mauritius offers a tropical paradise like no other. This unique country is not only blessed with natural beauty but also boasts a rich cultural heritage. Its capital city, Port Louis, serves as a fascinating gateway to explore the island's history, multiculturalism, and architectural peculiarities through an intriguing blend of tradition and modernity.

Drawing inspiration from the Bank of England, the Bank of Mauritius was established in September 1967 in Port Louis, serving as the central bank of Mauritius. Designed to withstand the region's seasonal hurricanes, the Bank of Mauritius Tower was erected in 2006 and is a testament to the modernity and progress of the country's financial sector. With its sleek and contemporary design, the 22-storey building dominates the city's skyline and can be seen from all around the city. Rising to the impressive height of 124 metres (407 feet), the tower offers breathtaking panoramic views of Port Louis and its surroundings. Its state-of-the-art facilities and advanced infrastructure make it a prime destination for businesses and financial institutions seeking a prestigious address.

Beyond its functional role, the Bank of Mauritius Tower is also an architectural masterwork inspired by modernism, a style characterized by an emphasis on volumetric forms, asymmetrical compositions, and minimalist embellishments. Its simple lines, modern façade, and striking glass windows make it a sight to behold. 
Bank of Mauritius Tower
Port Louis, Republic of Mauritius
Lighting design
Flux Ltd Mauritius
Developed by the Mauritian company FLUX Ltd, the lighting design of the tower aimed to create a visually striking effect using vibrant and dynamic colours. Their goal was to achieve a wall wash effect on the over 80 metres of the tower's front, side, and rear façades. FLUX Ltd determined that our CAPITAL 300 with 8° spot optics was the ideal solution to deliver powerful and well-defined beams of light up to the required height while ensuring there was no spillage or color mixing between the beams.  

To bring this vision to life, a total of 12 units of CAPITAL 300 in RGBW configuration equipped with spot optics were installed on the terrace located at the 5th floor of the building. Four units were placed at the front, four at the back, and two on each side of the tower’s perimeter. This strategic setup allowed for the desired lighting effects to be achieved throughout the entire height of the construction.
Now, the tower is adorned with captivating displays of coloured lights, including cascading rainbows and mesmerizing multicoloured effects. Additionally, the hues of the Mauritius national flag - red, blue, yellow, and green - can be featured in stripes on the tower's main façade further enhancing its visual impact with a sense of national pride and identity. All the installed fixture are easily controllable via a DMX stand alone control system, programmable via the included USB cable and control software, specific for the creation of dynamic colour scenes  

During the day, as sunlight reflects off the tower's surface, it exudes an aura of elegance and modernity that seamlessly integrates into the cityscape. At night, when the tower illuminates the sky, it becomes a radiant beacon, captivating observers with its sophisticated and contemporary aesthetic appeal.  

Products installed:
12x AL5014 CAPITAL 300 RGBW Spot optics, anthracite finish
1x AL4750 IP65 2-way DMX Splitter
1x AL1321 Infrared Remote Control
1x AL1425 Spectrum TSC  

Lighting design and installation: Flux Ltd Mauritius
Pictures: Flux Ltd Mauritius

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