Light: the link between indoor and outdoor areas
"With its curvaceous roof design, the new airport building at Montevideo in Uruguay celebrates the aesthetics of aviation."
2013 Architizer Award A+
Carrasco International Airport, Architizer Awards A+ in 2013, is a cutting-edge design by Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly highlighting the synthesis of imagination, elegance and creativity in the form and technology. Viñoly's design includes "a large curvature triple ceiling" that extends almost 400 meters over the entire length of the building.
Erco Light Design
Ikatu, as representative of Erco, was actively involved in this amazing project. Ricardo Hofstadter was the lighting designer.
ERCO lighting tools: "To create a flowing transition to the outside, the illumination of the roof inside and out has been carefully fine-tuned. For the cantilevered roof, Powercast projectors with 150W metal halide lamps are mounted on the grounds along the approach road. Their Spherolit reflectors with the "oval flood" characteristic combine to achieve a soft, uniform illumination."
First two photos of Carrasco International Airport slideshow by Rogerio Reis, ERCO courtesy.