The Light Lab realised the initial concept & design of Brimelowe McSweeney Architects & lighting designers Studio 29, to manufacture and install a unique mirror polished stainless steel ceiling-with a vinyl covered poly-carbonate wall, back-lit with LED colour spot/floodlights, to offer shadow and projected effects through the walkway – leading into St Martin’s Courtyard.
The eye-catching installation was nominated in this year’s Lux Awards in the ‘Outdoor Lighting Project of the Year’ category; receiving a commendation in the awards ceremony this week.
The initial concept for the installation is born from the idea of challenging people to explore their relationship with public space and how it influences their surroundings; as Tony Rimmer from lighting designers Studio 29 further explains:
“The aim of the installation is to draw visitors to the courtyard through an interactive and fun experience, they’re invited to engage and become the part of the installation and not be a spectator. Once the installation is triggered by movement, people can create their own coloured shadow and paint the space, forming a heightened sense of place”
Author Ellen Murphy