Lighting : Lighting August 2014 - Vol34 Issue 4
August/September 2014 | LIGHTING MAGAZINE 27 26 LIGHTING MAGAZINE | August/September 2014 Greenwood Plaza is a bustling shopping precinct located in the heart of North Sydney. In need of a refresh, the Plaza has undergone a number of key upgrades that according to architect Crone Partners, gives visitors a chance to ‘escape the everyday’. Mirvac (Mirvac Property Trust and Eureka Funds Management) engaged Crone Partners on the project, a key aspect of which was to design a lighting solution that would seamlessly bringing together the Plaza’s seven major zones; effectively striking a balance between achieving building aesthetics to enhance the visitor experience, while reducing energy consumption and maintenance costs. Prior to the refurbishment, lighting at the shopping centre comprised a wide range of light fixtures and fittings. The eclectic mix of old incandescent and fluorescent lighting technologies, as well as varying levels of artificial and natural light, combined to create a disjointed experience for visitors to the centre. For the facility manager, the use of out-dated lighting technologies also meant the centre faced high energy consumption costs and ongoing maintenance pressures. Crone partners worked collaboratively with Mirvac on a simplified lighting scheme using two versatile LED luminaire styles across the entire project. The 450 economical and energy- efficient LED fittings were installed qualifying the Plaza for energy savings certificates. As a result of the switch to LED, Greenwood Plaza has saved 26,405-kilowatt hours, with its LUX levels improving greatly. The lighting upgrade has also ensured that lighting is more evenly distributed across the centre and luminaire output is maximised for a retail environment (CRI80). Supporting the vision of bringing the outdoor nature of Greenwood into the centre and to SuBMiTTED By VESSi iVANoVA, pHiLipS LigHTiNg SoLuTioNS Lighting breathes life into Greenwood Plaza, Sydney Case study ABOVE: Artificial lighting on the upper floors reflects the light levels in the existing naturally lit atriums. LEFT: Futuristic lights in the form of Barrisol membranes, are located at key entry points to the mall to highlight the main entrances to the concourse level.
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