The meeting place in Belgrade, Serbia! The architectural language of the building is inspired by its proud surroundings, as does the landscape design, following the building’s smooth and flowing lines. Ada Mall forms part of our retail lighting design portfolio.

Linear lighting is integrated and concealed within the architectural design of the façade. The colour changing dynamics of the façade lighting means that any colour can be displayed and even colourful patterns can be created to signal seasonal events, such as Christmas, Valentines, national cultural events and such forth. This is all done via the Pharos Lighting Control solution, which was included within the overall lighting control system. A large “green wall”, including the project signage, is uplit, creating a clear and dramatic entrance zone to the project. The interior entrance lighting has been designed to draw the eye through into the project, encouraging the public into the mall.

The flowing design continues within the tiered landscape design. Each tiered level includes functional lighting for the public to safely walk and dine outside, but also includes sensitively planned landscape lighting, highlighting the planting and further green elements. This is the area where the public can fully interact with the project, they can view the iconic Sava river from the terrace, perfect for photo opportunities or evenings out with family and friends. The lighting levels have been set for the perfect evening experience in Belgrade.

On entrance into the mall, the customer is greeted by a dynamic, multi-level view, with each floor of the mall linked and interacting with each other. Linear lighting concealed within the architecture further accentuates this cleaver interacting of levels. Reflecting the colour changing scheme of the exterior façade; the interior lines of light can also change colour! This means that through the course of an operational day the lighting can subtly change colour, suiting to the time of the day. Similar to the façade, during seasonal events, the linear lighting can reflect the event. For example; during Valentines week, red or magenta could be used, encouraging the public to embrace the retail experience.

The food hall has a stripped back aesthetic, the modular dining furniture being arranged in different layouts throughout the year. Adjustable track mounted spotlights are used within the food hall, meaning that the can be focussed to whatever the furniture layout may be.

Ada Mall: 


The Rows at Chester are a unique series of two tired and mostly black and white half-timbered buildings joined with long galleries used as shopping arcades. They consist of covered walkways at the first floor behind which are entrances to shops while at street level is another set of shops and other premises. Rows were built in the four main streets leading out from Chester Cross.

Dating from the medieval era, the Rows may have been built on top of rubble remaining from the ruins of Roman buildings, but their origin is still subject to speculation. Today the premises on the street and Row levels are used for a variety of purposes; most are shops, but there are also offices, restaurants, cafés, and meeting rooms. Chester Rows are one of the city’s main tourist attractions.

Project Lighting Designer Neil Skinner whilst at LDP/Lightmatters 

Originally built in 1908 in nouveau style, the indoor market was designed by a polish Architect Juliusz Dzierżanowski in Warsaw, Poland. The name “Koszyki” translates to “Baskets” in English, deriving from the production of wicker baskets. Previously famous for selling goods ranging from foods to clothes, that could only be found at Koszyki today it’s an equally unique indoor food and drink market that attracts people of all ages and taste buds.

Renovated and reopened in 2016, the historical construction of Hala Koszyki, which can be admired inside the building today, is more than 100 years old. Before receiving their second life, the steel elements were covered in a thick layer of rust. As a memento of the pre-renovation appearance of the construction, Hala Koszyki features the original steel components, a structure exposed and visible throughout. High vaulted ceilings, exposed mezzanine walkways and open seating and dining area that fits hundreds is a vibrant meeting place for friends.

The Lighting design at Hala Koszyki is multi layered, the industrial large suspended pendants provide the overall illumination with retro fit LED modules they are efficient and easily controlled for a sustainable lighting design scheme. Feature uplightig to some of the original architectural elements shine a light on the history of the building adding a layer of mood and contrast. Exposed decorative bulbs, suspended at a human centric level add a touch of warm and intimacy in a large hall, creating pockets of unique dinning areas, cleverly breaking up to the space to zones with the medium of light. The central bar has layers of integrated linear lighting, grazing the material finishes and glowing as a central focal point. The exterior seating area is illuminated with festoon lighting to achieve a warm al fresco dining experience, with a backdrop of beautify preserved brick facade.

The indoor food market offers cuisine from around the world, serving trendy cocktails and a wide selection of snacks and drink, can be enjoyed as a passing quick bite to eat or a place to enjoy after work for a wind down.


Centro Commerciale I Gigli is a popular shopping centre on the outskirts of Firenze (Florence) in Tuscany, Italy. Over the past years a large refurbishment of the centre has been taking place. As with any refurbishment, the lighting design plays a central role. I Gigli forms part of our retail lighting design portfolio

The project is separated into phased areas to develop, such as entrance courts, malls, retail arcades, gallerias, food halls and break-out zones. Each area has been carefully planned to not only provide general illumination, but to also include a large degree of decorative and architectural lighting design. SKR Lighting Design worked alongside renowned retail specialist architects Design International to create exciting and energy efficient lighting design schemes in each special area of the project.

Large architectural volumes are filled with a subtle colour change of light each evening and night. Each luminaire has been carefully specified and located strategically, to provide the best possible output. Ceiling coves have dual colour lighting concealed within them; this allows for pure colour mixing. During the daylight hours, a clean white light is used. Once dusk begins to fall, coloured light is introduced, the colour is programmed to match that of the architectural coloured lighting. The astronomical clock within the lighting control system gives the signal to begin the colour change cycle. Special decorative items within the project, such as chandeliers, are highlighted by automated theatrical lighting, which is integrated within the existing architecture. High-resolution LED screens are designed to be incorporated into various architectural elements, such as columns and fascia. This innovative use of technology and design creates an exciting and interesting visual, captivating the public.

The general illumination of the project is provided by several different methods and luminaires, depending on the surrounding architecture and interior design. In the larger volumed areas, such as the courts and atriums, high-output adjustable spotlights are used. Small recessed adjustable downlights are used in the single-height areas.

The lighting control system is absolute key for the project, not only to be visually pleasing, but also essential for energy consumption. For the majority of our large-scale retail projects, we produce “scene schedules” along with a “lighting control schedule” to instruct the lighting control system integrator on what to program into the system. By utilising a lighting control system, the energy and maintenance costs are significantly reduced.


Igigli Multi-Media 

Centro Commerciale Igigli

The refurbishment of the ever-popular Igigli shopping centre in Florence required not only lighting design, but also creative help with their request for multimedia throughout the project. Rather than typical flat displays, the client wanted to integrate the displays within the architecture and to create a more imaginative and playful environments.

SKR Lighting worked alongside architects Design International to develop a number of potential concepts for the screens. Once agreed on how the screens should interact with the spaces, we took the designs to LED screen experts DIGILED. Working to a tight schedule we were able to deliver the design to site and commission the working screens.


Centro Commerciale Igigli 

Il Centro, located in the former Alfa Romero factory north of Milan, has been inspired by the ancient Lombard courts and the wonderful Villa Valera.  The whole building has been designed and built following strict standards of energy saving and sustainability. The complex has been designed according to strict standards of energy saving sustainability to obtain the Gold Level certification by LEED. The lighting design has helped significantly in achieving this goal.

SKR Lighting Design worked in partnership with renowned retail specialist architects Design International on the lighting design for the façade and exterior. The roof is made by Glulam: a sustainable layered wood, used for the first time in a shopping centre. The main objective was to highlight the wooden elements as clearly and as effectively as possible. Single colour warm white LED projectors are mounted away from public view to uplight the façade and underside of the canopy roof. High colour rendering LED sources mean that the true colour of the wood is presented. We worked closely with lighting manufacture iGuzzini to plan out product and placement of luminaires.

Originally built in 2003 to the design of Sud Architects, Manufaktura has been at the cultural centre of Lodz, Poland. 20 years on it was commissioned for a revitalisation project to adapt it to the standards of a modern day visitor. In collaboration with an international team of designers and investor, Manufaktura has been equipped with state of the art lighting and control system to bring back its vibrancy and become so much more than a shopping mall, it’s now a destination for friends and family to meet, eat, shop and spend quality time together.

Nested at the heart of the red brick factory buildings that were once buzzing with textile machinery and now also readapted with fashionable restaurants, entertainment and shops.



Spread across 3 levels of the former BHS store is the vibrant and stylish indoor food market at the heart of Oxford Street. One of the latest sites following the success of Fulham and Victoria Market Halls. The spacious hub is the perfect meeting spot for friends looking to satisfy their eclectic taste buds and enrich their senses with good music, innovative industrial design and an overall relaxed vibrant atmosphere over food and drink.

Collaborating on this project with Faulkner Brown Architects, the lighting design highlights the bones of the building, rough concrete textures, exposed ceilings and signage lighting as varied as the food on offer!

Designing on a low budget focused on preserving and utilising the existing features and investing in decorative elements to make each key area a destination point with a special touch.

The entrance draws you in with a feature neon signage, bespoke wall art, dark metallic finishes, contrasting lighting and a double storey staircase graphically lined with integrated step lighting leading you to a bright first floor. The heart of Market Halls is bursting with flavours from across the world, serving freshly prepared street food in a maze of food kiosks where you can find your favourite tastes and discover something new. Order at the bar and grab a table to catch up with your friends surrounded by the pleasant buzz of the lively atmosphere. Playing with the contrast of light and darkness to draw pools of light using track lighting is the success of the multifunctionality of the open plan. A lighting approach that is as flexible as the use of the space and ready to be adapted as the layouts shifts to accommodate the change in use.

Moving up to the top floor, immerse yourself in a dark intimate cocktail area, inspired by mid-century boudoir elegance with dim lighting, floating greenery and soft furniture to unwind after a long day in the chaotic city. Step out onto the terrace just to realise you’re face to face with John Lewis holding a cocktail in your hand as you watch the shopaholics in their jungle!

Market Halls West End: 

Near to Venice, the Nave de Vero shopping centre has become a leisure destination. Architecturally designed as a nod to Venice’s history of trade on the seas, the lighting emphasises the shapes and geometry of the architecture. It was the first Italian building within the region to have claimed the much sough-after “Very Good” BREEAM certification, for its sustainability rating, of which the Lighting Design played a large role in.

Functional, architectural and entertainment lighting all crossed over in this exciting project.

In partnership with architects Design International.



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