This 51-story historical Chicago skyscraper needed to continue their 30-year tradition of
growing bamboo in their lobby.
When it came time to replace what they initially thought was an irrigation issue, they soon discovered the
actually suffering from light deficiency.
The difficulty faced was utilizing the existing lighting areas while being able to provide supplemental lighting
bamboo below. Kessil’s solution was the use of multiple W2K units paired with a narrow reflector, capable of
bamboo’s high demand of light even at distances of 25’ or more. To keep with the biophilic goal of this lobby,
kept the W2Ks unobtrusive by placing them in the recessed 42’ high ceilings. The bamboo can be seen growing
inside the lobby and through the windows, creating a harmonious and healthier environment that connects people
natural world and promote well-being.