Computed  Architectural Light Shows

The Burj Khalifa, Dubai  

The Burj Khalifa LED Light Show broke the Guinness World Record for the largest light and sound show on a single structure.

For this amazing feat, McLaren Engineering Group reviewed the structural components of an LED strip system designed to mount to the exterior vertical stainless steel “fins” of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, in Dubai, U.A.E.

The LED system, totaling more than 17 miles of LED lights, was installed on all the fins on the southeast side of the skyscraper facing the lagoon. The structural components consisted of an aluminum extrusion that housed LED modules plus cable runs for power and control cable, as well as mounting brackets that attached to the existing vertical fins on the exterior of the building.

Catch “World of Colour” the newest LED Show at #BurjKhalifa every Wednesday to Friday starting at 7:45, and 9:45 pm and Saturday to Sunday at 7:45, 8:15, and 9:45 pm

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The Shanghai Tower 

Though the video is just a CG from the computer, the light is absolutely real. I work beside this building and saw it was testing the light show. All people said it's fantastic, and expect the light show of the 2015 countdown. 

The project area of Shanghai Tower is 433,954 square meters, the main building is 119 stories, the total height is 632 meters, and the structure height is 580 meters. The vehicle parking is arranged underground and it can park 2000 vehicles. It looks like a guitar pick, with a twist of nearly 1 degree per layer, forming a spiral appearance. There are also landscape lighting and theme light shows on the exterior of the high-rise buildings, which, in addition to the normal light display, also echo the landscape lighting of the surrounding buildings.

How to get there?

It’s very convenient to take subway Line 2 to Shanghai Tower, get off at Lujiazui Station, and walk for 5 minutes, until you reach your destination. Or take subway Line 9, getting off at Shangcheng Road Station and walking for 9 minutes.

If you want to do some sightseeing in the city by bus, Bus 938, 961, 995 can also take you to the right place.


The huge Shenzhen Civic Center - an architectural fusion of tradition and modernity

Shenzhen with a population of 17.56 million in 2020, Shenzhen is the third most populous city by urban population in China after Shanghai and Beijing.

The Shenzhen massive LED and laser light show happens in Shenzhen's central business district of Futian, centered on the ultramodern Shenzhen Civic Center.

The Shenzhen Light Show happens every evening, either two or three times depending on the day. On Fridays, Saturdays, and national holidays, there are three shows per evening, at 7 pm, 8 pm and 9 pm. From Sunday to Thursday (except for national holidays) there are two shows per evening, at 7 pm and 8 pm.

The viewing area gets crowded, so try and get there early, or get some arm workouts in beforehand so you can hold your camera aloft for an extended period.

Go to the Shenzhen Civic Center (see above) on Line 1 or Line 4 of the Shenzhen Subway. A big boulevard stretches out in front of the Civic Center up to the base of the hill that is part of Lianhuashan Park. There is a large clear area in the park at the end of the boulevard. You can also access it directly from Children's Palace on Line 3 or Line 4 of the Shenzhen Subway, but it's more fun to walk the 500 meters from the majestic Civic Center Building.

Hong Kong's skyline "A Symphony of Lights" (SoL) 

"A Symphony of Lights" (SoL) has illuminated Hong Kong's skyline for the enjoyment of millions of tourists since 2004. This multi-media show has always been the signature icon for Hong Kong, symbolizing its dynamic energy and contrasting culture.

In December 2017, SoL has taken on a new direction and transformed Hong Kong's cityscape into a true symphony. In grand style, the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra has recorded the new musical score, entwined with a vibrant and contemporary flavor, representing the charismatic rhythm of Hong Kong. Traditional Chinese flutes and string bowed instruments such as the Erhu, have been interwoven to create a truly distinctive sound, matching Hong Kong's character of "east meets west".

With 43 buildings and two attractions featured in this incarnation of SoL, this symphonic approach joins each participating building into a harmonious and complete canvas, working effortlessly together to the beat in unison. The city of Hong Kong is SoL's source of inspiration; the patterned symmetry of the skyline, modern metropolitan design, forested mountain terrain, and expanse of the harbor, offer a truly all-encompassing visual and soundscape of the soul of Hong Kong. A myriad of searchlights, lasers, LED screens, and lighting illuminate this nightly spectacle that transforms the HK skyline into an outdoor audio-visual feast for the senses.

Show Time
SoL is staged every night at 8:00 p.m.

Vantage Points
The best viewing locations of this nightly spectacle are the Tsim Sha Tsui waterfront outside the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and the Avenue of Stars, the promenade at Golden Bauhinia Square in Wanchai, and from sightseeing ferries in the Victoria Harbour.