Creating a Modern Lighting Design for a Growing Community
Located in the centre of Melbourne’s west, the Brimbank City Council is just 11km from the CBD with easy access to local transport infrastructure. As a growing multicultural community it offers the land, linkages and location necessary for Melbourne’s growing Western Region to thrive.
Brimbank City Council enlisted Lightmoves to help highlight the main shopping strip in Sunshine, Hampshire Road, and add new atmosphere to the area. Lightmoves were engaged to not only commission the project, but also to design & install the entire system.
Following another successful implementation in a separate project, the Philips ColorKinetics Vaya Tubes were selected as the main fixture behind the installation. Four catenary wires are used to suspend double-sided Vaya Tubes above Hampshire Road to create a beautiful lighting installation that can be seen from any point along the shopping strip.
Brimbank City Council had also commissioned local artists to provide various pieces of artwork along the walls of an intersecting laneway, Macdonald Lane. The council wanted the community to be able to enjoy the artwork at night whilst maintaining a safe atmosphere for the locals. As a result, Lightmoves designed the laneway lighting to provide ample illuminance on the various art pieces, as well as providing general lighting to maintain safety. Utilizing various Space Cannon Elle fixtures, Lightmoves were able to create vibrant colour themes across the artworks, whilst providing a warm & inviting wash throughout the laneway. In addition, extra texture and movement was generated along the laneway thanks to two Grand Lighting Outdoor LED Gobo Projectors displaying rotating patterns across the pavement.
Coloured light shows in Macdonald Lane have been programmed to match the lighting along Hampshire Road, making great use of the flexibility of the Pharos LPC controller. The Pharos LPC has been set to display different programs for different seasons throughout the year, in addition to customised light shows which run on specific dates such as the Lantern Festival and Christmas, just to name a few.
The Brimbank City Council has been amazed by the results achieved through such a simple setup, with locals stopping in their tracks to watch the various lighting displays. Lightmoves and Brimbank’s illuminating light installation is another practical addition to help transform this growing community.