Al Faisaliah Tower

A lighting scheme to the facade of the 190m Al Faisaliah Tower in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Lighting design by 18 Degrees.


18 Degrees was invited to design a lighting scheme that would transform the facade of the Al Faisaliah Tower.

Our design referenced the unique landscape in which the building is located; the rich colours of the desert and the changing hues of the night sky.  The palette of colours subtly changes over the course of the evening from the start of twilight into the night.

The scheme utilised lighting equipment installed in easily accessible locations on adjacent buildings in the precinct.  This approach minimised the quantity of lighting equipment (and associated capital cost) and created the added benefit for the client of reduced running costs and, crucially, safe and easy maintenance.  


Key facts

Client: Confidential

Sector: Commercial

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Collaborators: Confidential






Al Faisaliah Tower Riyadh, Architectural Lighting Design | 18 Degrees