- visibility and identity of the urban interchange King Abdullah Road in Riyadh
- a forest of Light Balls, elegant trunks carry beautiful crowns
- Light Balls as tree tops with an inner branching – optimized in their calculation so that the inner light illuminates the entire Light Ball
A motorway junction as a statement
During the night the Light Balls are illuminated via photovoltaic, during the course of the night they dim down in a natural way until the light is gone. We conceptualized the proportions of the lightballs according to the golden ratio, the most harmonious numerical ratio which was developed over thousands of years.
This causes perfectly balanced and aesthetically pleasing proportions. During the day, the Light Balls appear as high-gloss and smooth surfaces.
Without having a certain height, the Light Balls will look clumsy, dull and somehow crude. We have now managed to find a perfect solution regarding the structure, the weight, the thermal conditions, the bending, the lighting direction … reducing the heights would ruin this correlations.
The trunk of the Light Ball follows structural necessities, in it's filigree character it is decomposed in singular elements to visualize the flux of forces.
|Commissioner||Arriyadh Development Authority ADA|
Georg Driendl, Franz Driendl
building physics: Dipl. Ing. Dr. Roland Müller
42 Light Balls
|Copyright||driendl*architects ZT GmbH|