For the first time in its 185-year history, Bermuda will host the prestigious 166-year-old America’s Cup, and Red Bank-based Kopa Group – which specializes in providing commercial and industrial energy-efficient lighting and control solutions throughout the United States – will “light it up.”
Immediately after Bermuda was awarded the event, with a goal of adequately capturing its beauty and safety at night, Kopa was retained to engineer, design, product source and oversee the lighting of this 208-year-old venue, which incorporates 90 acres with eight miles of roadway.
Overall, from May 26 through June 27, the eyes of the sailing world will turn to the iconic “Great Sound,” where the best sailors on the fastest boats will battle for the oldest trophy in international sport. Millions of spectators from around the world will be drawn to the event.
Renowned for crystal blue water and beautiful pink sand beaches, Bermuda’s Great Sound will form a natural amphitheater for the race course while the planned America’s Cup Village at the Historic Royal Naval Dockyard, will be the beating heart of the America’s Cup experience.
Richard Kolber, Kopa’s COO said, “The facility is gorgeous as we were tasked with extending that ambiance to the nighttime hours. The piers, the roadways, the shopping village and the iconic twin clock towers, in particular, now serve as a beacon to orient anyone walking the facility in the evening.”Related Articles: