Expo 2016

Antalya, Turkey

The first world exhi­bi­tion in Turkey fea­tures the motto ​„Flow­ers and Chil­dren“ and focuses on nature and green cities. The EXPO grounds com­prise 53 national gar­dens as well as other theme-based gar­dens grouped around an arti­fi­cial lake. For the light­ing of paths and squares, the light plan­ner Niyazi Avci and the archi­tects from ARTI Mimar­lık Bureau in Ankara opted for exte­rior lumi­naires from the Selux prod­uct range.

The major­ity of the light­ing on the EXPO grounds has been sup­plied by Selux. As well as ensur­ing bright­ness and safety for vis­i­tors during the evening and at night-time, the hun­dreds of pole-top lumi­naires from the Astro and Olivio series also lend the grounds an impres­sive over­all appear­ance during dark­ness. The 15-metre high poles from the Olivio Sis­tema design line, each of which is fitted with 15 Olivio Grande light heads, are a par­tic­u­lar eye catcher. These have been erected at promi­nent loca­tions such as the main entrance, side entrance, Expo tower and Expo Square. The Olivio lumi­naire heads coil in an ele­gant spiral up the poles ensur­ing a state-of-the-art but at the same time organic look. Each of the lumi­naire heads can be aligned indi­vid­u­ally with their rota­tion­ally sym­met­ri­cal 40° LED optics and con­trolled via DALI. This has enabled the light plan­ner Niyazi Avci to make flex­i­ble use of just a few pole-top lumi­naires for uni­form light­ing of both open spaces and exhi­bi­tion objects.

The paths around the var­i­ous national gar­dens are also lined with pole-top lumi­naires from the Olivio series. A total of 266 lumi­naires from the Olivio Can­de­labra design line with three Olivio Medio light heads emit their high-qual­ity LED light via rota­tion­ally sym­met­ri­cal wide-beam­ing reflec­tors. The plan­ners chose 4000 Kelvin as the light colour with an above stan­dard CRI of >80 for nat­ural repro­duc­tion of the ubiq­ui­tous colour­ful plants and flow­ers. The third Selux lumi­naire type spec­i­fied by Niyazi Avci was the Astro pole-top lumi­naire. Almost four hun­dred of these are located at var­i­ous promi­nent loca­tions such as at the VIP build­ing, the Press Centre, the amphithe­atre and the Chil­dren Island. They are equipped with sym­met­ri­cally reflect­ing optics and a strik­ing blue-effect ring. Whereas the lumi­naires from the Olivio series nat­u­rally com­ple­ment hor­ti­cul­tural exhi­bi­tions, the Astro lumi­naires, designed by the renowned bureau Phoenix Design from Stuttgart, enable a pleas­antly sober­ing con­trast.

Whether for an organic look or a dis­tinc­tive tech­ni­cal design, when it came to sus­tain­abil­ity, the exhi­bi­tion plan­ners chose the ideal light­ing part­ner. Pre­mium-qual­ity LED mod­ules and pre­ci­sion optics ensure opti­mal energy effi­ciency. Thanks to the durable mate­ri­als, cor­ro­sion-resis­tant sur­faces and robust designs, these lumi­naires will retain their look of qual­ity and aes­thet­ics for years to come.


lighting designer: Niyazi Avci


architect: ARTI Mımarlık | Mehmet Şenol and Team


photographer: Emre Şahin


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