- Client: Jerry Appelt Lichtdesign
- Year: 2018
- Location: Dubai
- Producer: A&O Creative
- Lighting Designer: Jerry Appelt
- Laser Design: Laserfabrik GmbH
- Video Content Design: br!ght GmbH
“Light Up 2018” was a Guinness world record-breaking multimedia show: the largest architectural show ever presented on the world’s highest building to date, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai.
For New Year’s Eve, 315 lamps and 22 lasers were hung around the world’s tallest tower to create a 360-degree live event. Additional moving lights in Downtown Dubai further illuminated the urban space from below, making it a full immersive experience. Five more shows were thereafter created on site over a period of three months. All shows involved an LED screen that is mounted on one side of the 828m high-rise tower as well as the choreographed fountain system in the Burj Khalifa Lake.
Because it was impossible to rehearse these open-air spectacles without already revealing them to the public, the first viewing of all the combined visual elements was the actual premiere of each show.