Urban Landscape Architecture: LED Street sculpture London Borough of Lambeth
Product: HLS LED Minipuck
Lighting Design: DPA Lighting Consultants
Landscape architects: Gross Max
Client : London Borough of London, Transport of London
Distributor : Wila Lighting UK
Renowned landscape architects Gross Max designed an urban space in Brixton, bringing three public spaces together: Tate Gardens, Windrush Square and St Matthews Peace Garden. The overall vision was to create a safe and well-lit public space that reflects the multi-cultural fabric of Brixton. London Borough of Lambeth and Transport For London appointed DPA Lighting Consultants to create a lighting design concept that would promote the recreational use of the square after dark and enhance views into the space from the surrounding area.
To achieve this, the edge of the space was illuminated, using columns in key perimeter positions, leaving the central space relatively free of artificial illumination. Instead, landscape focal points are illuminated such as a landmark plane tree and 20 metre tall street sculptures. The sculptures are illuminated by uplights and twinkling integral LED Minipucks, supplied by Planet Lighting via UK distributor Wila Lighting.
Read more about the 2011 National Lighting Design Awards shortlisted lighting design in Lighting Journal April 2011
Images courtesy of DPA Lighting
The unobtrusive and versatile HLS minipuck, equipped with a sturdy polycarbonate lens, is ideal for public installations due to its vandal resistant design. It is easily integrated into all forms of street-furniture, sculptures or urban applications, and provides effective illumination without detracting from the original design intent. Read more about the HLS LED minipuck (LED Handrail)
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