University of Birmingham

Bespoke illuminated fabric tension system

The Light Lab realised the initial concept of lighting designers BDP to manufacture & install a series of bespoke triangular light panels to the ceiling of the new 250 seat lecture theatre in the Teaching and Learning Building, at the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston Campus.
The shapes were created using our brand new ‘Glowscreen‘ product; a bespoke illuminated fabric tension system across a lightweight frame, installed within the timber ceiling structure.
The neutral white, evenly illuminated shapes, give the illusion of skylights, with daylight flooding into the room; adding to the fresh, contemporary architecture of the lecture theatre.

Nick Meddows, senior lighting designer at BDP describes;

“The general lighting strategy was to minimise the soporific effects of a room with no access to daylight and to accentuate the glulam ceiling structure. The bespoke triangular Glowscreen panels allowed the light sources to be located at high level within the ceiling structure and trick the eye into thinking there could be natural light entering the space” 

ArchitectSheppard Robson
Light DesignBDP
ProductsGlowscreen
Services Bespoke Lighting Manufacturer Specialist lighting installation
PhotographyThe Light Lab
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