7 WORLD TRADE CENTER
New York, NY
CBB’s innovative lighting design for this project is the winner of five prestigious lighting design awards. The solution was achieved within energy-efficient parameters that supported the project’s LEED Gold certification.
While the design team sought to create a building of dignity and presence to herald the spirit of a new beginning at ground zero, the lighting designers were faced with the additional challenge of a building whose 80-foot base needed to hide transformer vaults. The solution was a shimmering light and metal screen wall and a lobby, inserted into it, with an illuminated ceiling that changes color over the evening.
The result is a custom light art-piece that wraps around an entire city block, with a compelling impact on the streetscape.
IESNA Paul Waterbury Award of Distinction
Lumen Award of Excellence
A/L Light & Architecture Award of Excellence
IALD Award of Merit
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; James Carpenter Design Associates
David Sundberg/ESTO; James Carpenter Design Associates; Fabio Tsuchiya