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Lighting : April 2010 Whos Who of Lighting
April/May 2010 | LIGHTING MAGAZINE 33 RobInA shoPPIng centRe – neW food couRt designer: Paul beale, electrolight Judges’ coMMents: Shopping centres and their lighting, in most cases, fail to inspire and the lighting is often as exciting as the canned music . An exception is the new food court in the Robina Shopping Centre that has achieved a very successful lighting solution by day and by night. The space is a large circular area surrounded by food outlets with their bright signage. Several large, partly screened roof lights flood the space with diffuse daylight. About a half of the space has a solid ceiling that could result in a rather dark area by day. That space is lit using a light sculpture suspended from the ceiling and lit using narrow beam metal halide floodlights. The floodlights are mounted below the sculpture so that most of the light in the space comes from the silver leaf applied to the surface of the sculpture. The sculpture could be thought of as a series of silver clouds floating above the dining areas of the Food Court. Similar floodlights illuminate the ceiling and roof light screens to provide a bright ceiling. This obviates the glossy black holes that roof lights often become at night. Since the lighting is achieved by uplighting onto the sculpture and ceiling, the ambient lighting is glare free with sparkle coming from the silver foil and the lighting in the food outlets. This, like most successful lighting solutions in large spaces, was possible only as a result of integrating the lighting with the architecture and interior design. suPPLIeRs: Dean Philips, Klik, WE-EF, Endo L FIGURE 1 7. The silver-leaf clouds act as reflectors to indirectly light the Food Court at Robina Town Centre. The floodlights are visible on the columns. (photo: Electrolight) FIGURE 18. Looking into the Food Court – the clouds create a lower ceiling in the dining area. (photo: Electrolight). IesAnZ International Luminaire design Awards AWARd of exceLLence ARtIs bY heLLA AustRALIA designer: urbain duPlessis The ARTIS luminaire was selected by the judges as it fulfilled most of the criteria. l Ease of manufacture and design simplicity, a single design light source with multiple functions l Energy efficient, applies the inverse square law to its advantage l Solves a complex optical problem l Ease of maintenance, luminaire is accessible from the ground l Marketable to many different applications l Utilises known technology for a new function l Extending the existing knowledge base without re-inventing the wheel. l The winning entry for the Luminaire Design Award is the ARTIS racetrack luminaire designed by Hella. l The single light source design which achieves multiple functions demonstrates simplicity in the application of the concept. By utilising the technology of motor vehicle headlight design the team have produced an energy efficient luminaire which is portable and easily accessible for maintenance. The location of the reflector applies the inverse square law to the luminaire’s advantage for efficient operation, at the same time solving a complex optical problem of uniformly lighting the racetrack. The Hella team have applied their existing knowledge base to produce this new concept without re-inventing the wheel.
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