The 68 storey Bitexco Financial Tower, the tallest building in Ho Chi Minh, was recently inaugurated to great fanfare – and thanks to ACDC’s award-winning LED fittings, the building quite literally lit up the sky for the prestigious event.
Standing at a height of 262 metres and boasting a floor area of over 93,000 sq.m, the project to build the ambitious tower required a total investment of over 270 million Euros. Taking pride of place on the ‘ridge’ of the building are over 1500 LED Taurus fittings, equipped with 2.4W Rebel LED’s and supplied by ACDC through the company’s distributor ATEA Lighting.
ACDC’s commitment to developing market-leading architectural LED products was a key factor in securing the project as, due to the location of the fittings, there were many more factors to consider as well as the aesthetics of the luminaire. Of vital importance was the high quality engineering, for which ACDC has become renowned, along with the industry-leading lighting performance.
Taurus is a high visibility, IP65 exterior marker light that combines an aluminium housing with a strong, domed polycarbonate diffuser to create a fitting that is ideal for highlighting exterior features and lighting tall structures.
The Bitexco Financial Tower, designed by New York architect Carlos Zapata, was inspired the time honoured symbol of Vietnam – the Lotus Flower. In particular, the helicopter landing pad on the 50th floor and the observation post on the 47th floor are reminiscent of the sweeping lines created by the silhouette of the flower.
Considering the position of the Taurus fittings, ATEA brought its know-how on LED technology to offer a maximum impact, sustainable solution for lighting the exterior façade of the building. Arranged on a grid, comprising over 1500 luminaires, the effect constitutes an envelope of light at the very pinnacle of the tower, which is quite literally visible for miles – but unbelievably, consuming less than 3500W of energy.
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