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Martin By HARMAN illuminates Sopo Del Office Towers

Martin lighting fixtures underscore ulos heritage in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia — To enhance the ulos-patterned architecture of the Sopo Del Office Towers and Lifestyle Center, PT. Chayolite recently installed state-of-the-art Martin by HARMAN lighting fixtures.

The Sopo Del Office Towers and Lifestyle Center is mixed-use development featuring office spaces, premium retail stores and a lavish hotel. The complex consists of a massive 41-floor tower, a smaller 28-floor tower and a shared Lifestyle Center. Sopo Del’s architecture and design showcases an interpretation of North Sumatra’s ulos heritage and value, representing bravery and strength. In order to accentuate the buildings’ ulos-inspired design with immersive lighting, Sopo Del hired leading lighting and acoustic consultants PT. LITAC to deploy a cutting-edge lighting display. To accomplish this task, LITAC designed with a HARMAN Professional Solutions lighting solution consisting of class-leading Martin Exterior Dot-HP fixtures.

“We wanted to emphasize Sopo Del’s ulos pattern and height,” said by Hestu Widinugroho, LITAC. “This was done using Martin Exterior Dot-HP LED fixtures and linear up-light systems with warm white color, giving a continuous flowing effect from the body to the crown of the building. The dynamic Dot-HP fixtures accentuated the diamond shape of the building, making for an exciting overall visual experience. One of the challenges our supplier faced during the installation was the placement of the Dot-HP fixtures in their precise locations while protecting them from exposure. We are thankful to the team at Martin Professional APAC for being so helpful in programming and achieving the perfect solution for the building’s façade.”

LITAC designed and deployed a total of 510 Martin Exterior Dot-HP RGB fixtures on the exterior of the Sopo Del buildings, illuminating their ulos-inspired design and iconic architecture. Dot-HP fixtures offer class-leading brightness with 100 lumens per unit. With rugged IP66 housing, Dot-HP fixtures are able to withstand harsh weather, making them ideal for permanent outdoor installations. Their innovative design allows for long fixture runs with variable pixel pitches, enabling a wide variety of unique looks. Driven by the Martin P3 System Controller family, Dot-HP fixtures are easy to set up and operate. The system was connected using 12 Martin RDM 5.5 Splitter units.

“We required a lighting solution that could highlight the architecture’s cultural motifs,” said a spokesperson for Sopo Del Office Towers and Lifestyle Center. “Since the foundation of the building is based upon the ulos heritage representing bravery and strength, we wanted the lighting systems to reflect this design feature. The solutions we received from LITAC and HARMAN have certainly met our expectations and have brought out the true grandeur of the building along with our country’s heritage.”

“The Sopo Del Office Towers required state-of-the-art lighting solutions that could cast light upon the profound thought put into its design,” said Ramesh Jayaraman, VP & GM, HARMAN Professional Solutions, APAC. “We would like to thank the lighting consultant, PT. LITAC and our partner PT. Chayolite for completing an installation solution that adds to the building’s status as one of Jakarta’s architectural paragons.”

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Tim Albright is the founder of AVNation and is the driving force behind the AVNation network. He carries the InfoComm CTS, a B.S. from Greenville College and is pursuing an M.S. in Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. When not steering the AVNation ship, Tim has spent his career designing systems for churches both large and small, Fortune 500 companies, and education facilities.

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