Melawati Mall in Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur had its façade transformed with an LED media wall that spans three sides of the huge building.
Architects HL Design came up with the concept, and Nagieb Azhar of Lightwave Lighting Design refined it to a stylised design of spaced vertical columns of light across three of the mall’s exterior walls to maximise the project’s budget. On the east and west sides of the building, the LED nodes are artistically staggered. The south side houses longer parallel stripes, allowing video to travel uninterrupted across the carefully mapped fixtures, giving the illusion of a single huge screen when viewed from afar.
Each LED node is integrated into a 300x300mm aluminium module which allows the LEDs to blend seamlessly into the mall wall when they are switched off during the day. At night, the mall comes alive with coloured lighting displays and themed pre-programmed videos. The east and west sides of the building are controlled by a Pharos VLC, with the lighting scheme on the south side of the building controlled by a Pharos LPC X. There is also a convenient Pharos TPC on site for easy, user-friendly day-to-day control.
Installation was by LS Sinar, with supply from LSI Systems. Lightwave Lighting Design recommended the LPC X to the client, having been impressed by the many large scale projects it has been used to control worldwide.
“Performance wise, we have no complaints at all about the Pharos control system,” commented Azhar. “We were impressed with the smoothness of the video. There were no laggings or hiccups at all. The whole project team was really impressed, and we will definitely recommend or specify Pharos for similar projects of this size.”
You can see media playing across the south wall here.