With locations in main cities such as Mexico City, Puebla, Monterrey, and in 2008 Guadalajara, the Monterrey location was looking to distinguish itself from the other sites. Color Kinetics’ LED-based lighting systems proved to be an ideal solution.
The design concept was intended to project two different images; during the day the building emanates a clean and elegant look with a minimalist feel, and in the evening the store is transformed into a spectacular light box radiating color-changing effects with the help of over 700 Color Kinetics ColorBlast® 12 fixtures.
When lit at night, the exterior becomes a beacon of color changing effects, controlled by Color Kinetics’ Light System Manager, an Ethernet-based control solution that simplifies the authoring, management and playback of light shows across large-scale installations.
A winner of Architectural Digest Mexico’s 2006 Best Lighting Design, El Palacio de Hierro has become an icon for its magnitude and localization, as well as its stunning visual effects.