Constitutional Court of the Republic of Turkey Court Building

    Ankara, Turkey

    Photo Credits: Istavrit Agency

    Court building glows with strength and power

    The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Turkey Court Building has been an architectural masterpiece since its construction. The award-winning design of the courthouse evokes strength and power. It stands on the outskirts of the city as a symbol of justice and transparency of government.

    The Constitutional Court Building was part of the Ankara City Beautification Project, which consisted of over 20 Signify LED lighting installations throughout the city. For the Court Building's beautification, the city wanted the feelings of fortitude that the architecture suggested to be seen throughout the night as it is highly visible from a main highway.

    The lighting designer's goal was to emphasize the intricate structure of the building with light. A mixture of amber and white LED lights accented the different layers and materials on the façade. The warm colors also make the courthouse inviting. The Ankara Metropolitan Municipality, which commissioned the beautification project, selected Color Kinetics luminaires because of the variety of colors offered to achieve the desired look.

    Four types of luminaires were needed to add depth and accentuate the complex architecture. Caglar Yilmaz, the lighting designer, used eColor Graze Powercore (now specified with Graze) in amber and eColor Blast Powercore in amber to illuminate the outer façade and layers of the structure. She used iW Reach Powercore floodlights (now specified with ReachElite) to illuminate the surfaces that had text and logos. She chose eW Graze Powercore to illuminate the main entrance.

    "The project has been greatly appreciated by the municipality and has become an example for future lighting projects in the city," said Yilmaz.
    Project credits

    Lighting Design:

    Caglar Yilmaz


    Halil Ozay & Nezih Atuk

    Electrical Contractor:

    Detas Group

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