Springlake

Project Name: Springlake

Practice Name: Greenhill

    Project Address: Coronation Drive Office Park

    Demonstrate that a professional lighting design was undertaken for this project?

    Working in collaboration with GREENHILL, Buckford Illumination Group (SA branch) completed the lighting design for the project (the lighting design is included in folder).

    What was the main design objective for the lighting scheme?

    The lighting design for Springlake consisted of two main design objectives:

    • To provide quality lighting to the reserve path network to increase the sense of community within Springlake.This was achieved through enhancing recreation opportunities, connectivity, safety and encouraging the use of open spaces and public facilities at night.
    • To highlight the unique architectural and environmental elements of Springlake through cost effective and robust feature lighting.

    Demonstrate how lighting complements the design of the space by day?

    The catenary lighting structure and luminaires provide a canopy to the space, day and night. This is complemented by the careful integration of in ground up-lights and edge lighting into the shelter architecture and under seat lighting to present a holistic and unobtrusive installation during the day.

    Showcase how lighting enhances the use and experience of the space after dark?

    The luminaires, poles and fixtures provide a striking aesthetics and contribute to the design ‘frequency’ throughout the project. Forming an integral part of the network of natural and built forms, they been arranged in a series of repeating patterns.

    At dusk when the lights begin to operate, colours in the foliage, flowers, stone, timber and metalwork are accented. Dappled shadows emerge, creating a magical atmosphere for a brief time before nightfall.


    Highlight lighting creativity, problem-solving and thinking-outside-the-box?

    The lighting enhances night time use by providing quality light to the spaces people occupy or move through pathways, bridges, decks, gathering spaces, BBQ facilities, recreation and play spaces.

    The experience of the open spaces is enhanced through feature lighting of natural elements such as existing significant trees, rockwork, planting and built elements that include; balustrades, furniture and paving. Our lighting design has highlighted these features at night, these otherwise may not be noticed during the day or night as they are removed from pathways and activity zones

    How did you take Dark Sky considerations (prevention of lighting pollution) into account for this project?

    Dark sky considerations (avoiding light pollution) were particularly important during the design as the project included development of a ‘Significant Environmental Benefit’ landscape area under the Native Vegetation Act of South Australia, involving recreation of a pre-European vegetation typology providing habitat to a range of local fauna including many protected or endangered species, some of which are nocturnal.

    Path lighting luminaires were selected as rectangular distribution to avoid unnecessary light spill away from the path network, p lighting to trees was limited to one side, enabling arboreal animals and insects opportunity to access the trees on the dark side of the trunk (unseen by predators).

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