AWA Lighting Designers

AWA Lighting Designers

Brooklyn, NY | Mumbai, India | New Delhi, India | Dubai, UAE


Brigade Gateway Complex

The Brigade Gateway is an integrated lifestyle enclave located in Bangalore, India. The project is situated on a 40 acre site and comprises of the following areas:
World Trade Center: 32 floors
Sheraton Hotel*
Residential Podium: 16 Towers
Brigade School: Nursery to Std 5
Club House
Multi-Level Car Park: 1200 cars
Columbia Asia Hospital: Cardiac services, orthopedics, and neuroscience
Orion Mall: 1.1 million sqft
Artificial lake
Children's Park

The World Trade Center is the first fully privately owned installation of a WTC in India and is the tallest commercial building in the city of Bangalore. The city of Bangalore produces a large percentage of the software exports from India as well as other public sector heavy industries and is proud to see its growth manifested in this new building and complex.
*Sheraton Hotel: AWA scope was landscape lighting only

AWA approached the Brigade Gateway project in a manner that sought to create a paradigm shift in the lit environment. The lighting design used architectural focal points and a consistent visual fabric at night to create a distinct visual hierarchy. We aspired to create compositions that would guide the design process, from conception to completion of the project, rather than using foot candles or lux levels to dictate the design. The landscape lighting was designed to create a warm and open environment as a direct counterpoint to the perceptions that might be engendered from the programmatic requirements of the site. 

AWA designed sustainable fixtures that exist harmoniously with their surroundings. Examples of this include the streetlight design (below) which drew influence from the architecture, and a locally manufactured custom bollard (below) which was created using local materials (granite). The use of the bollards to light the walkways provides illumination without the use of any overhead lighting. The combination of the bollards and the tree uplighting creates an evocative visual experience.

The lighting for the complex creates a layered hierarchy to the site, establishing a sense of place and enabling intuitive navigation for pedestrians moving through. The dramatic water feature serves as the central anchor to the site with the other buildings and spaces revolving around it. The creative lighting solutions developed by AWA keep each space fresh and unique, and enliven the public spaces in the evening.

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Status: Built
Location: Bangalore, India
My Role: Lighting Designer
Additional Credits: Architect: HOK New York
Orion Mall: Michael Foley Design