Officially inaugurated in March 2012, the newly built Metropark Shopping Center has already become one of Baku’s most prestigious shopping malls. With its 22,000 m2 indoor area, Metropark offers an unforgettable shopping, dining and entertainment experience in the central area of Azerbaijan’s capital city, Nerimanov Square.
The outstanding, avant-garde architecture of the Metropark façade is doubtlessly an eye-catching addition to Baku’s cityscape. To further enhance its appearance at night, the imposing building façade called for an innovative lighting solution that would go beyond the typical color changing application. Recalling huge soap bubbles perfectly framed in a giant jigsaw, the patterns that are symmetrically reproduced on its front side needed to be enlivened by highly flexible, energy saving LED lighting fixtures in order to gain a vibrant, fluid motion. Fixed inside dedicated IP65 protection sleeves, 650 metres of GRIVEN RGB LooseLED strips, with an LED density of 40 LEDs per metre, were hidden below the hollow edge surrounding each bubble frame. The final effect is a dynamic changeover of matching colors, which create an almost realistic sensation of sky rising movement.
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