Mikie Resort - Berastagi, Medan
Mikie Resort comprises of a Hotel and Funland which has the distinction of being the first family theme park in North Sumatra and whilst the attractions have plenty of decorative lights, the owners felt that the entrance to the hotel needed lighting enhancement in order to draw attention to the venue from the main road. The scope of work was to include the façade, the entrance, the driveway and the car park. This entire project was lit using LED, The driveway has conduit mounted blue LEDs mounted on the kerbstones in order to cast beams across the drive, (we were not allowed to cut into the kerbstones) , these succeeded in producing low level lighting without glare, The car park was lit using High power white LED bollard lights placed on islands between the parking lots, these fixtures were chosen in order to alleviate light spill into the hotel which has a glazed wall facing the car park.
The entrance posed a lot of problems as we could not cut into the stone, the only piece that was easy was the façade as there were planters at the base of the walls. The client wanted a colourful entrance so the first treatment was to highlight edges of the split level freeform canopy using flexible LED strip, this was followed by uplighting of the canopy to bounce light back down to the walkway. The original idea was to light the structure but due to the constraints imposed by the columns, we could not achieve a symmetrical appearance to the lighting and therefore opted to light the canopy. Finally as a safety measure we put in step lights.