SKR Lighting Design were approached to work on a major European project with award-winning architect Marek Tryzybowicz of MTDI, designing a new railway station and transport interchange hub to service the city of Poznan, Poland.

As well as a transport hub, the brief incorporated a huge destination shopping mall; and it all needed to be completed in time for the 2012 European Football championships.

The architect’s showstopping theatrical design of a curved façade required equally dramatic lighting, combining great creativity with sophisticated technology to suit a highly functional building at the heart of a city. We worked closely with Philips Lighting (now Signify) Poland / Polska who provided the equipment and controls solution.

The end result was a striking beacon within the city centre, which has now been fulfilling its multifaceted function for over a decade.

SKR Lighting Design were tasked with providing dramatic yet sympathetic and practical lighting to illuminate ‘Castle Mound’ in Oxford, on which defences were built in 1071AD for William the Conqueror. Whilst the castle itself is no longer there, Castle Mound itself is a considerable structure: 64ft high and 81ft in diameter, with a well chamber 20ft below the surface added to the top of the mound in the thirteenth century.

The mound needed to be lit on a practical level to illuminate its paths to the summit, but also to provide an attractive and intriguing presentation of the mound visible from a distance. Impact on the surrounding environment and energy efficiency also had to be considered, as well as due consideration given to the age and Grade-1-listed status of the monument.

We worked closely with architects, archaeologists, and the local heritage authority to decide on a design. We illuminated the meandering pathways using colour changing floor washers – practical but striking. The existing lighting to the trees on the mound was replaced with colour-changing and energy-efficient light sources.

The end result is a beautiful celebration of an ancient landmark, without negative impact on the surrounding cityscape.

County Meath Residence

This new build residential in County Meath, Republic of Ireland, is a contemporary dwelling with SKR Lighting Design working on the exterior, landscape, and interior of the project.

We worked closely with both the architect and client, to produce a lighting scheme that is functional and highlights the special features of the home.

Additional photographs to follow.

Smithfield Square is a community at the heart of Dublin 7. Created as a bustling cultural quarter, Smithfield Square is a vibrant area on Dublin’s northside. Right on the Luas Line, the square boasts high-end apartments as well as commercial property.

As a large historic market square space in Central Dublin, the brief was to provide general illumination and create a landmark. Neil skinner help develop custom designed 25m tall special masts. Included within the mast were ceremonial gas flame burners and high output narrow beam projectors, mounted in a linear arms 5m above the ground which project up to the reflective sails above. These magnificent sails are 3m square and are used to reflect the light softly across the space.

Posnania, named after the town Posnan in Poland is a destination shopping centre and it’s one of the most significant investments by APSYS, the commercial property developer.

In collaboration with AND Architects and Signify Lighting we are proud to present this spectacular project, designed not only for the purpose of retail but also to be enjoyed as a day out in the historical city of Posnan.

The vast volume of the building is filled with natural day light, it’s bright and inviting, walking along the passageway the central skylight follows along, sunlight flooding the interior and reflecting off the glass shopfronts. Suspended from high level are various pieces of bespoke art installations, ranging from floral hangings, back illuminated decorative pendants and human shaped sculptures suspended in mid-flight. The crystal forum designed by Preciosa is a spectacular part of Posnania, thousands of ceiling mounted crystals in various shapes and sizes beautifully reflect and refract light creating a mesmerising atmosphere. Using Color Kinetics LED technology, the work of art comes to light and shines in a colourful hue, adding a touch of magic to the shopping experience.

The appreciation for art in Posnania starts outside, the visitors are greeted by an oversized statue of Lucie designed and created by a Belgian sculptor David Mesguich. It represents his daughter, a 4-year-old girl seen drawing the sun, a symbolising the future and being able to transform it into something positive.

Transitioning from daytime to dusk and evening, the lighting scheme was designed to maintain the brightness of the space. Using high output, warm white LED adjustable downlights, we filled the space with light, featuring the carefully selected finishes.

To be able to adequately illuminate the ground floor areas exposed by large voids above, we discreetly surface mounted spotlights on the inner facias of voids to be able to light down and feature sitting areas, trees, and kiosks.

Integrated linear lighting within coves follows the sweeping curves of the passages, exposing their organic shapes and draws your eye to follow the various architectural elements, adding an extra layer of depth and attention to detail visible throughout the project.

Links to highlighted websites

  1. APSYS https://en.apsysgroup.com/
  2. AND Architects http://www.andarchitects.co.uk/
  3. Signify Lighting https://www.colorkinetics.com/global/showcase/posnania-shopping-center
  4. Preciosa https://www.preciosa.com/en/home
  5. David Mesguich http://montresso.com/en/portfolio_item/david-mesguich/

Victorian Terrace with new extension, pavilion building and landscaped garden. Lighting throughout including advanced lighting control system.

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