Published on: June 15, 2009
Mindseye Lighting completed lighting design for The Garden Museum in collaboration with Dow Jones Architects from London/UK. A Museum devoted to the art and history of gardening has been re-designed and re-housed inside a medieval church adjacent to Lambeth Palace on the River Thames in London.
The historic structure has been respected andÂ the new elements of the museum are entirely freestanding so that the ancient fabric of the church is untouched. This type of structure is known as a âBelvedereâ.
The lighting essentially falls into two categories: lighting within the Belvedere and lighting attached to the church building but lighting onto the Belvedere. The architect had a strong sense of what the latter should be like, so Mindseye simply helped to develop the specification to ensure maximum energy efficiency and advised on target light levels and the set out required to achieve them.
A simple but elegant result was achieved. Where lighting has been incorporated within the flexible exhibition space and learning space within the Belvedere, more specific solutions were required, including track mounted spotlights, wall wash luminaires, ambient lighting, and a lighting control system to allow different pre-set scenes to be recalled.
Posted by: Mitja Prelovsek