2017

BULGARI
HOTEL AND RESORT
DUBAI
– OUTDOOR

Project:
Bulgari Hotel and Resort – Facade and Outdoor Public Spaces

Client:
Meraas Development, Bulgari Hotels

Architect:
Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel

Location:
Dubai, UAE

Categories:
Hotel, Public Spaces

Surface:
40.000 sqm

Photographer:
Leo Torri

For the Bulgari brand this project was not just a hotel, but a whole world. It occuppies a part of an artificial island, a vast area with mixed use buildings and outdoor spaces: a hotel building with public spaces, private villas and residences with pools, gardens and beaches, a yacht club pavillion along the Marina. This resulted in a big scale intervention with an intense need for identity.
The architect’s starting point was the brand itself, creating a sort of a necklace composed of single architectural gems, all creating a complex of legible volumes, and highly characterized by iconic elements giving identity.
The facade lighting of the Hotel building was studied since the very beginning of the project. Τhe intention was to work on the reinforced glass concrete “brise soleil” with the lively coral shape. During the daytime, it creates beautiful shadows interacting with natural light, while at nightime it’s animated with artificial light without being visible or glary.
Lighting is also integrated in the outdoor features, pools, gardens, pathways and the promenade of Marina.
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Technical Note

Metis Scope of services included the Outdoor Lighting Concept, the Interior Lighting Concept and Schematic Design and the Custom Lighting Fixtures Concept, Schematic and Detail Design.

Awards

AHEAD MEA 2018 – Hotel of the year

PRIX VERSAILLES AWARD 2018 – Hotel in Africa/West Asia

CUSTOM MADE LIGHT FIXTURE
Design Metis Lighting