Surfers Paradise is a beautiful hotspot set on Australia’s Gold Coast. Loved by residents and tourists alike, the suburb offers stunning scenery, water sports, family fun and a thriving nightlife.
The area boasts many exclusive residential dwellings with the latest addition to the beachfront recently being completed. Ocean is a striking 76-storey apartment and leisure complex with uninterrupted views of the Pacific, standing proud as the second tallest building on the skyline.
The luxurious development is home to a large number of private residential apartments, as well as a five-star hotel, a retail precinct, and on-site café. A residents-only area that is accessible 24 hours a day is located on level 33 and features a gym, sauna, and community space.
A dynamic façade lighting scheme is a key element of Ocean’s stunning appearance after dark. Integrated solutions provider bluebottle was appointed to the project by electrical and communications contracting specialists Blue Star, to supply and commission this lighting design.
bluebottle allocated a skilled team to the project; Associate and State Manager Nick Gilbert, Associate Manager and Technical Sales; Flinn Ryan; and Associate and Technical Sales Claire Enoka. Together, they delivered the lighting façade using Color Kinetics and Pharos Architectural Controls solutions.
The scheme encompasses a ring of Color Kinetics compact Graze fixtures on both the Level 33 amenities floor, and a crown of light on Level 76 of the Ocean building. All of these are controlled by a Pharos Designer LPC 2 (Lighting Playback Controller 2) from dynamic lighting control specialists Pharos. As Pharos partners, bluebottle had faith in the unrivalled quality and capability of the Pharos Designer range to fulfil the challenges of the Ocean project.
The award-winning Pharos Designer LPC provides complete flexibility for controlling DMX and eDMX protocol fixtures, including KiNET for this project. With renowned reliability, it delivers powerful lighting and show control solutions in a robust and compact enclosure. Programming with Designer 2 software provides integrators such as bluebottle with a versatile, comprehensive feature set they can trust will support them to realise even the most demanding lighting installations.
Nick Gilbert, Associate State Manager at bluebottle said: “Ocean is a stunning addition to the beachfront at Surfers Paradise, and offers an incredible place to live and visit. Pharos is our go-to partner for projects like this, because we know they can meet the scale of the project and work with us to navigate any challenges we may face.”
Tony Symms, Regional Sales Manager for Asia Pacific at Pharos Architectural Controls added: “We’re always thrilled to have bluebottle choose Pharos for their projects as they are true collaborators. The illuminated façade of the Ocean development looks incredibly striking as darkness falls over Surfers Paradise, and our Designer LPC 2 offers full control, including the ability to adapt colours and timelines, to any dynamic scene.”
Lighting control provider – bluebottle
Lighting control solution – Pharos Architectural Controls
Light fixtures – Color Kinetics
Electrical contractors – Blue Star
Client – Meriton
Photography – Courtesy of bluebottle