Martin Professional Middle East (MPME) has added a landmark to Beirut, the "Paris of the Middle East." With the collaboration and execution of MPME distributor LightBox, Martin Architectural Exterior 200 color changers have put the final colorful touches on the Downtown Garden.
As one of Lebanon’s natural "pieces of art," the garden is a place where one can enjoy a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the city.
Architect Vladimir Djurovic has bathed the Downtown Garden’s greenery in color from 10 full color mixing Exterior 200 wash lights. The Exterior 200s are positioned in the trees and provide a fantastic multi-colored luminosity to the inner branches and foliage. Around a central reflection pool are numerous fiber-optic points uplighting the exterior basin and lining the interior of the pool. The fiber optic is powered by Martin FiberSource CMY 150 fiber-optic illuminators and is color synchronized with the Exterior 200s.
Situated between the Mediterranean and the foothills of Mount Lebanon, Beirut sits on a promontory that juts out into the sea, halfway up Lebanon's coast. The newly reconstructed Downtown district around the Grand Serail and Place d'Etoile is the city's financial and retail center. Here, new boutiques, restaurants, cafés, and gift stores are springing up.