Project details

Project type: Retail, Sports + Entertainment
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Client: Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
Lighting Design: Horton Lees Brogden
Designer: Gensler (Executive Architect), with Westfield Design and Kelly Wearstler
Photographer: Martin King

Summary

The exterior of a superstar retail outlet in Los Angeles receives the Lumenpulse Lumenfacade treatment, and customers are flocking in.


The versatile and multiple mounting options let us put the luminaires where we needed them while their low profile kept the fixtures from being seen.

Azusa Yabe
HLB Lighting Design

Westfield Century City

Standing out in LA might be difficult, but Lumenpulse luminaires have helped make the facade of the Westfield Century City a retail space to remember. Charged with creating a new experience for customers and passersby, HLB Lighting Design formulated a lighting design which included Lumenfacade and Lumencove exterior luminaires that turn heads on legendary Santa Monica Boulevard.

 "The tunable-white Lumenfacades and Lumencoves had exactly what we needed to pull this design off," said Azusa Yabe, Senior Associate at HLB Lighting Design. "With the ability to fine-tune the color temperatures, we could adjust to changing natural light and balance the illumination quality with the interior glow. The luminaires can be adjusted to provide a range of crisp white illumination to a warmer, more intimate lighting on the molded, artistically textured main white sections of the facade."

 While it was highly relevant that the exterior makeover of Westfield Century City was cohesive with both its interior and exterior environments, it was also crucial that the fixtures themselves were easily hidden from view. The adaptability of the Lumenfacade and Lumencove luminaires were able to blend, on both the color temperature as well as with their mounting capabilities. "The versatile and multiple mounting options let us put the luminaires where we needed them while their low profile kept the fixtures out of sight," said Yabe.

 The ready-for-any-weather Lumenfacade and Lumencove exterior luminaires were mounted strategically to downlight and uplight the facade. Some have been integrated at canopy details, while others are mounted on the facade ledges. Lumenfacade Ingrounds were also used for the facade of the Macy's department store. The low-profile Lumencove luminaires were used to add soft uplight along the building's crown top.    

 The crisp, natural-looking white of the illumination has garnered positive feedback from the client and public alike. The high quality of light used on the Westfield Century City retail space is a singularity on Santa Monica Boulevard, and it has helped increase customer traffic since the refurbishment. Once again, it is a win-win situation for the lighting design team, the client, and the public, thanks in part to the design and delivery of Lumenpulse luminaires.   

EQUIPMENT SPECIFIED
16 x Lumenfacade Dynamic White (12",10º x 60º)
16 x Lumenfacade Dynamic White (24",10º x 60º)
8 x Lumenfacade Dynamic White (36",10º x 60º)
495 x Lumenfacade Dynamic White (48",10º x 60º)
1 x Lumenfacade Inground Dynamic White (12",10º x 60º)
4 x Lumenfacade Inground Dynamic White (24",10º x 60º)
1 x Lumenfacade Inground Dynamic White (36",10º x 60º)
23 x Lumenfacade Inground Dynamic White (48",10º x 60º)
1 x Lumenfacade Inground (24", 3000K, 10º x 10º)
2 x Lumenfacade Inground (48", 3000K,10º x 10º)
1 x Lumenfacade Pendant (48", 3000K, Wallwash)
6 x Lumencove XT Dynamic White (12")
9 x Lumencove XT Dynamic White (24")
6 x Lumencove XT Dynamic White (36")

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