Torre Iberdrola, Bilbao
This corporate headquarters in Bilbao, Spain, is the first LEED Platinum certified tower in Europe.The lighting design, by New York based Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design Inc. has garnered many prestigious awards including the LUMEN AWARD OF MERIT 2013 and the IES ILLUMINATION AWARD OF MERIT 2013.
The generally overcast weather of the city presented a challenge to designers seeking to create a light and airy feel for the tower’s public spaces.
Special attention was given to creating an uplifting quality of light by capitalizing on the materials and the inter-reflections between them. Careful analysis of architectural plans and daylight studies led to the designers’ use of advanced technologies to create inventive and unexpected lighting solutions. The result is a composition that articulates and celebrates the structure’s complex geometry.
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Architect: Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
Photographer: Jeff Goldberg / ESTO