In July 2013, Wellington City Council approached S&T to work on a lighting installation for Opera House Lane. The project is part of an initiative to make Wellington’s urban spaces livelier and safer.
S&T’s lighting designer, Pontus Hammarbäck, took on the challenge to revitalise the lane and make it more appealing by installing colour-changing, movable light fittings capable of creating a playful and interactive environment. He also used light to draw attention to a Kaynemaile chandelier made from a locally-invented material that was used as a lightweight alternative to chainmail in The Lord of the Rings films.
As lighting design is a relatively new field in urban environments, it was a great opportunity to creatively reinvent this once ‘dodgy’ alleyway into a space for pedestrians to pass through and enjoy the magic lights.
Royal Astronomical Society New Zealand, Award of Excellence, 2014
IES Lighting Design, Award of Excellence, 2014
Nominated for city.people.light People’s Choice Award, 2014
Awarded city.people.light: Special Mention, 2014
Short listed in Lighting Design Awards (LDAwards) International Project (Exteriors) category, 2015
Lighting Design Awards, Highly Commended for the International Exterior Project of the Year, 2015
IES North America Illumination Awards, Award of Merit, 2015
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