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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 organic design of Olivio and its functional versatility due to the modular design of this luminaire family is inspired by role models from nature. As a result Olivio forms the basis for light concepts in urban living areas where the focus is on the well-being of people. Olivio luminaire heads are available in the sizes Grande, Medio and Piccolo and can be combined with various arms and pole types from the three design lines Sistema, Floracion and Candelabra. Yet it is not just the design that can be adapted individually according to the situation – various optics and light colours from 2,700 to 4,000 Kelvin also cater for challenging lighting tasks efficiently and without glare: from illumination of paths and squares, floodlighting of façades and accent lighting of buildings. The new Olivio Cap also reduces light scatter and for special requirements, with its camera and loudspeaker modules, Olivio can be integrated into smart application scene. The special wooden-pole aesthetic emphasizes the Olivio's high quality, organic luminaire design. Combined with luminaire heads in a harmonoius colour tone such as bronze, this results in a timelessly comforting spatial ambience.

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