Marriott Hotel, Absheron, Baku
on the site of the old Absheron hotel, the new JW Marriott Absheron
is located next to the vibrant Baku Boulevard along the city's waterfront.
With the fashionable new developments of Port Baku residences and the
Park Bulvar shopping mall in close proximity.
dpa Dubai were appointed as the specialist lighting
consultants for the internal Public Areas and dpa London
for the external Façade and Landscape. The interior designer
for the project was the internationally renowned WA International Interiors,
dpa Dubai worked closely with their Design Director
Claire Craig to develop the lighting for the internal Public Areas.
Our concept focused on concealing indirect light sources within ceilings,
walls and furniture details to reduce any visual 'clutter' so as not
to detract from the interiors. Large decorative glass chandeliers were
selected from a specialist manufacturer and dpa were
responsible for providing illumination to each chandelier within the
reception and pre-function areas.
Located on the 21st floor is the indoor swimming pool, a double height
volume with panoramic views of Baku city and the newly constructed Flame
Towers. The brief for the lighting was to create drama and contrast,
whilst not disrupting the night time views of the city. We developed
an LED cove light which uses a DMX protocol to create a simple dual
tone colour cycle with extended fade times for lighting scenes during
the day and night time. Internal back lit fret work panels, provide
an ambient back drop for guests admiring the views whilst relaxing by
the pool bar in the evening. The internal lighting effect in the Pool
ceiling adds to the exterior lighting scheme and draws attention of
the public from Baku Boulevard at night time.
Light, Right Place, Right Time" TM