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EXPO 2016
Antalya, Turkey

  • project EXPO 2016 Antalya
  • architect ARTI Mımarlık | Mehmet Şenol and Team
  • lighting designer Niyazi Avci
  • photographer Emre Şahin

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 city of Antalya is a world famous beach resort and the tourism centre of the Turk­ish Riv­iera. The goal of the EXPO 2016 is to draw deserv­ing atten­tion to the green­ness of the fer­tile region that sur­rounds Antalya. Together with his­tory, bio­di­ver­sity and green cities, sus­tain­abil­ity is one of the four key areas of this exhi­bi­tion. With its arti­fi­cial EXPO lake, the newly planted forest, the Chil­dren Island, the Museum for Agri­cul­ture, a view­ing plat­form and an amphithe­atre hold­ing 2000 people, it is des­tined to serve as a public park and events venue – mean­ing it will be both a tourist attrac­tion and a green lung for the rapidly grow­ing metrop­o­lis. The design con­cept for the grounds and build­ings was con­ceived by Mehmet Senol and his team from the ARTI Mimar­lık Bureau in Ankara. The 114 metre high EXPO tower, with its highly expres­sive shape, has the poten­tial to become a land­mark both of the exhi­bi­tion and for the sur­round­ing Antalya region.

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.

  • Fascinating encased gemstones for modern urban settings - Key ideas behind the new product concept were timeless design, a magical atmosphere during darkness, efficiency and variability. The result was the new Astro family. The numerous configuration options cater for the manifold technological and formal requirements of urban settings. At the heart of the luminaire lies the optics unit, an integral system of LEDs, reflectors, the assembly unit and the surrounding passe-partout, ensuring a high level of efficiency and visual comfort, with three different directional characteristics. Optional the Astro can be equipped with an LED ring around its central light engine for ambient lighting.
  • The distinctive Olivio family is a modern, striking, multifunctional urban lighting system, available in three different sizes with interchangeable reflectors for street and accent lighting applications. This flexible lighting system can be equipped with optical accessories such as honeycomb and ring louvres, coloured and elongation lenses offering further effects and control. Olivio Sistema, Candelabra and Floracion poles and brackets provide total freedom of design and flexible planning.
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