As we say goodbye to 2018, we want to thank everyone for all your support and we look forward to working with you in the new year.
We are overjoyed to announce that a number of Pharos controlled projects were nominated for the Darc Awards 2018. With one triumphant winner, the Pharos controlled – Lava Tunnel, Iceland – won the award for the Best Landscape Lighting Scheme.
Two other Pharos controlled projects were also nominated for the Best Exterior Lighting Scheme; The Sound Tube in Australia and Amandolier Building in Switzerland.
Lava Tunnel, Iceland
Winning the award for the Best Landscape Lighting Scheme this year, Pharos proudly controlled the incredible Lava Tunnel, which is the result of a massive eruption over 5,000 years ago. These brilliant tunnels have an impressive length of 1360 m and are known to be one of the broadest lava tunnels in Iceland.
Creating a stunning space and presented in a collage of colour the tunnel has its own unique presence from the entrance to the middle, and the ceilings which have naturally caved in and let in the beautiful daylight. The tunnel had difficult access to light and electrical equipment, but in partnership with a number of lighting professionals at EFLA Iceland, Anolis, Pharos Controls and Osram this was made possible.
Find out more about the Award-Winning Lava Tunnel, Iceland here.
Sound Tube, Australia
Coming in at second place as one of the Best Exterior Lighting Schemes for 2018 was the Sound Tube, Australia. Designed over 20 years ago, designers were contracted to look at ways to enhance and compliment the architecture of the Sound Tube using light. The tunnel now acts as a welcome portal to traffic that builds wonder and excitement as you pass through the tunnel.
Carrying over 210,000 vehicles every day from one end of Melbourne to the other, highly controllable LED colours are selectable units and can be controlled by a Pharos control system to provide an infinite selection of colours and combinations.
Read more about the Sound Tube, Australia here.
Amandolier Building, Switzerland
The exceptional Amandolier Building was another Pharos controlled project to be nominated and shortlisted for the same category as one of the Best Exterior Lighting Scheme Awards for the Darc Awards 2018. Thrilled to be apart of this facade lighting renovation, which originally started as a study about the cybernetic loop has now transformed the entire building into a true work of art.
The innovative lighting show uses a Pharos control system to illuminate the 340 windows of the building starting from dusk till dawn. The new generation of LED lights consumes less amount of surplus energy during the night.
Learn more about the Amandolier Building, Switzerland here.
What a great start to the year! Take a look at the latest edition for The ARC Magazine featuring the stunning Lava Tunnel, Iceland installation plus many more.