Designed to deliver vibrancy and flexibility to survive marine environment offering a visual treat to visitors and enhanced tourism.
The right lighting
For the western wall, Philips iColor Flex LMX Gen2, a direct view system, was mounted on stainless steel plates and overlaid with a customised diffusing screen resulting in seamless light movements.
For the southern wall, the luminaire chosen was the Philips ColorGraze MX4 Powercore from Color Kinetics, an IP66 fitting made of high-quality aluminium with a low copper content to withstand the marine location. To avoid the wall looking flat and featureless, the interior of each frame was washed with carefully-directed light that used a gradation in intensity across the surface to provide interest and contrast.
A waterproof secondary housing was designed and built locally from marine-grade 316 stainless steel with a glass lens, and the luminaire was mounted and sealed inside this.
Lighting designer Angus Muir was commissioned to design the creative content while the Philips ActiveSite gateway monitors the health of the system sending real-time fault alerts to address immediately.