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    Bringing history

    to life

    Baron Palace, Cairo, Egypt

     

    Reviving Egypt's heritage

    A Hindu palace in Cairo, Egypt, may seem out of place and unusual in a predominantly non-Hindu city with rich ties to ancient culture. But the Baron Palace has become a recognizable feature of the Egyptian landscape.

    The palace location, rich in history and design, makes it the best choice to showcase our lighting capabilities. Philips is the first company to light the Baron with the latest LED Lighting technology

    Palace front full view

    Our objective was
    to bring a

    neglected monument back to life using the latest sustainable & innovative technology of LED lights"

     

    -Ramez Youssef, Lighting Application & Design Manager

    Palace front full view
    Palace front full view

    Customer challenge

     

    “We challenged ourselves to light up the whole project while preserving its antique forms and walls to create a dazzling, interesting scene with our different shades of white light,” Ramez Youssef, Lighting Design & Application Manager

    The team was challenged to light up the whole project while preserving its antique forms and walls to create a dazzling, interesting scene with different shades of white light.
     

    The lighting of the palace helped bring the destination back on tourism maps while balance of warm and cool light created an inviting and eye-catching effect.

    Baron palace

    The right lighting

     

    The design team wanted to direct the view of spectators toward the main points of architecture, decoration, and particular details of the palace that mimic the Angkor Wat temple. The lights also needed to create different scenes to complement the various functions of the palace. But most importantly, the lighting system would need to respect the integrity of the historical landmark with subdued lighting.

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