Falcon Market

The Falcon Market in downtown Doha was rebuilt in 2006 along the lines of a traditional Arabian market. Here, the light was literally integrated into the architecture. While the niches of the clay-plaster walls are illuminated in a warm light, the crown of the building shines in cool blue. The warm and architecturally integrated light indirectly illuminates the numerous aisles of the market building. At the same time, the color and light represents the heavens and the Earth — the sand, desert and firmament. The light of the architecture also provides the light for the visitors, so supplementary external pathway lighting could be forgone.

2011
Qatar, Doha
Architectural Lighting