Lighting : Lighting December 2016
68 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | December 2016/January 2017 December 2016/January 2017 | LIGHTING MAGAZINE 69 2016 IESANZ INTERNATIONAL LIGHTING DESIGN AWARDS Designer’s statement: This project is a major refurbishment of an Australian architectural icon: what was the CBA’s the “money box” has had a full refurbishment. Starting in the CBA banking hall and heritage circulation space, the existing luminaires were upgraded. The upper floors and its huge atrium are used by the Macquarie Bank. The atrium and its stair are the heart of the building, with the stair is lit as a concise object glowing through the space and the atrium’s floor is illuminated by indirect mirrors. Workplace lighting references the original ceiling design and meets a 6 star rating. The client floor at the top of the building includes an exhibition space, flexible presentation and meeting rooms and glare-free views from the terrace across the city. Judges’ comments: Very astute replacement of old metal halide light source to efficient LED in the existing art deco heritage pendants in the ground floor main public foyer. The retrofitting of the old heritage pendants was carried out to excellent outcome to an extent that the judges could not tell the difference in the luminance appearance and the illuminance levels of the area between the upgraded pendants and the remaining heritage fittings yet to be upgraded. Overall, it is an excellent, sensitive restoration and reinterpretation of heritage lighting. The executive area he lighting was a considered restrained use of vertical illumination on TO TIM CARR, CARTER LEUNG AND TIM HUNT OF ARUP FOR 50 MARTIN PLACE, SYDNEY Above: Part of the top floor exhibition space at 50 Martin Place. (Photo: Arup) Below: The refurbished banking chamber at 50 Martin Place. (Photo: Arup) Award of Excellence Above: Breezes Bar’s glittering champagne style bar. Left: One of Breezes Bar’s three bespoke chandeliers. Award of Excellence TO TONY DOWTHWAITE OF TONY DOWTHWAITE LIGHTING DESIGN FOR BREEZES BAR, TWIN TOWNS SERVICES CLUB, GOLD COAST Designer’s statement: The brief was to create a “champagne” style bar following the client’s field trip to Las Vegas. The client wanted bling! The design centred on a feature piece to dress the main central column, three bespoke chandeliers in the main ceiling and a stylised crystal curtain at the rear of the bar. Other features include a highly illuminated bar front, theatrical lighting to introduce colour and movement and strategically placed downlights to highlight the many reflective elements in the room. Judges’ comments: The Breezes Bar is part of a much larger space that has been partially refurbished, making it difficult to appreciate the new decor and lighting in its own right. However, the designer achieved the client’s objective with lots of glitter and some drama. Care had been taken in sourcing the right equipment so that, for example, the down lighting did not distract attention from the neon lighting. Similarly, the electric lighting minimised the impact of uncontrolled sunlight that entered the bar at some times of the day. The brief was met superbly with the lighting acting as a magnet, drawing patrons into the space from other parts of the complex. Luminaire manufacturers: Yellow Goat Design, Derksen and Prolicht artwork and new built elements which created status and branding. The lighting was respectfully restrained and avoided creating a glowing edifice. Differences in illuminance were used to create a hierarchy of visual planes. Luminaire manufacturers: 3S Lighting, ACDC, Artemide, Bega, Eagle Lighting, Ecosence, ERCO, Fagerhult, Hoffmeister, iGuzzini, KKDC, Light Culture, Louis Poulsen, LTS, Lumino, Modular, Pierlite, Planet Lighting, Prolicht, Trilux, Xenian and Zumtobel.
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