Sunshine Coast Civic Centre, is a ground-breaking project that redefines the concept of a Town Hall, embodying the region’s vision, values, and goals. The lighting design and luminaire selection aspects of this remarkable project sets new standards in workplace design, sustainability, and cultural representation.
The vision for this Civic Centre on the Sunshine Coast was to create a building of enduring beauty and civic significance, reflecting the region’s climate and cultural heritage. The design aimed to connect people with their surroundings, drawing inspiration from indigenous philosophies and the natural landscape. One of the standout features is its innovative lighting design, which plays a crucial role in creating a unique and inspiring workspace. The architect, Cottee Parker, worked closely with Klenner Murphy Electrical and Light Culture, to achieve the desired lighting levels while preserving the organic shapes and design concept.
To meet the challenge of concealing lighting within the organic-shaped bulkheads while still providing sufficient illumination within the Chambers, resulted in a collaborative approach. A table discussion involving Cottee Parker, Klenner Murphy Electrical, Light Culture, and McNab led to the selection of a necklace arrangement of TRILUX’s Solegra luminaires. These luminaires, available in various sizes and configurations, including recessed, semi-recessed, and surface-mounted, were chosen to complement the hidden LED strip lighting and seamlessly integrate within the tiered bulkheads.
This luminaire selection and lighting design approach resulted in an impressive and functional Council Chambers. The luminaires not only met the lighting requirements but also enhanced the overall design aesthetics. This solution not only satisfied the client’s needs but also contributed to the project’s success.
In addition to the Council Chambers, the Entrance Foyer also received special attention. Panzeri Zero Round luminaires were suspended to provide soft direct/indirect lighting, creating a warm ambience, and illuminating the ceiling. Discreet downlights were strategically placed to complement the overall lighting scheme.
Other feature areas, such as the booths and perimeter meeting rooms, were illuminated using BEGA Studioline and Cultura VC luminaires, respectively. These choices not only provided the required lighting levels but also contributed to the distinct ambience of each space, enhancing the overall workplace experience. For the exterior, Light Culture’s Neon and BEGA Compact downlights were used together feature and functional illumination
This project stands as a shining example of innovative lighting design and luminaire selection, seamlessly integrating functionality and aesthetics. This landmark building not only represents the region’s cultural heritage but also sets new standards for workplace design and sustainability. The collaborative effort between designers, lighting experts, electrical contractors and builders resulted in a space that inspires and connects people, exemplifying the essence of the ‘City Hall of Tomorrow.’
Exterior Compact Downlight
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