Sandton Sun underwent a massive refurbishment of the hotel, including the food and beverage sixth floor that leads off from Sandton City shopping centre. The focus was on creating a space where people can meet, eat, relax and hang out, whether hotel guests, business people or shoppers. The development is set to position this well known five-star hotel at the forefront of food and beverage offerings.
The sixth floor design is contemporary, with hundreds of locally taken photographs printed on aluminium to highlight the home-grown atmosphere of the entire level. Natural elements including wood, sandstone, water and fire create an earthy feel, whilst mosaic pillars stand tall, upholding the local flavour of the space.
Regent were requested by Pamboukian Associates to supply specially designed light fittings. Linear LED lights were supplied to wash up onto an aluminium mural. The total length required was 100 meters. Single LED's with spread lens were placed 100mm apart in specially designed channels. Due to the final ridged pattern on the mural's a linear “flash back” showing the individual LED's became apparent once the installation was complete. Although this gave a very interesting effect the client required a more diffused light effect. Additional special filter acrylic diffusers were added to further diffuse the light.
The Iris urban light element were also specially developed for the project. These had a 50W 12V dichroic lamp installed in the top of each fitting and the fittings were designed to be mounted in the planters and water features.
Regent also supplied Saturn post top fittings and Iris fittings on the pool deck. The Iris fittings had small “tables” attached to them so that guests can stand next to the Iris and place their drinks on the tables.
By all accounts these products have worked well and the initial design requirements have been met.