The light delineates the staircase-like contours of the two building sides from the base to the roof. ERCO Lightscan facade luminaires with narrow spot distribution and a warm white 3000K light colour frame both halves of the architecture to create a radiant pyramid. For the facade lighting, vertical elements as part of the architectural and lighting design-specific leitmotif were also focused on. The facade lighting concept was intended to extend and emphasise the theme of the 1950s from the interior – the lighting thus reflects the planar, linear and grid-shaped stylistic approach of that period.
ERCO Lightscan spotlights with narrow spot light distribution illuminate the vertical lamellae of the facade to create columns of light, uniting both building elements and displaying Le Méridien as a single unit.
The lighting represents the responsible handling of light within the urban space, and illumination of the vertical surfaces enables striking effects to be achieved with low levels of illuminance. Modifiable coloured lighting at the base of the building also lends the hotel an additional eye-catching effect. This, and the vertical facade lighting with warm light, serve to lift the building out of the cooler, peripheral light conditions of the city and provide guests with the feeling of entering a familiar and welcoming location.