The Light Lab manufactured and installed this stunning bespoke atrium light feature at the commercial offices of Broadgate Quarter in the City. The installation took place over a 6 week period, using our specialist installers, working alongside a team of abseilers, to ensure that each bespoke halo structure was installed as designed. This is our largest atrium lighting project to date, with the installation reaching almost the full length of the 50 metre atrium.
Working to the detailed concept design of lighting designers Cundall & John Robertson Architects, we initially produced a full scale mock up (as we often do for large scale projects), comprising of one complete illuminated ring that we winched to the top of the atrium for the design team review.
When tackling the full project, the main design challenges involved the structure of the feature; particularly the balance of providing sufficient strength to each illuminated ring, whilst ensuring there was no visible shadowing. At the same time there was the requirement of a very light-weight structure to fix to the existing atrium support beams. The final design was approximately 750Kg per chandelier (including all cabling) which for a 45m long structure, was a considerable design challenge. The cabling alone was a sizeable task, requiring the running and managing of over 1km of cabling of sufficient size, to ensure all LED rings were consistently and evenly illuminated.
Shortlisted in the Lighting Design Category at the 2016 FX Awards