Mark Major, Benz Roos
Barangaroo is a major mixed-use development situated right in the heart of the city of Sydney, and is the single largest construction project of its type in Australia. It has been designed to transform an area of derelict and inaccessible waterfront into an important and vital new part of the city.
We sought to create a variety of vibrant and celebratory after-dark experiences, combining dense urban places with darker natural open spaces, and routes where light is used theatrically to enhance the experience of the unique setting.
Our scheme focuses on keeping light levels as low as possible without compromising safety and security. This includes a deliberate gradual reduction in light intensity as you approach the waterfront, allowing the eye to adapt to the lower levels so that visitors can best enjoy the waterfront reflections and intimate al fresco dining.
Building on the principles and ideals of the 'Lighting Vision', we have since completed a number of architectural projects on the Barangaroo site, including a lighting scheme for the three Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners designed commercial towers and the surrounding public domain, and Napoleon Bridge, a pedestrian walkway which links to the streets of Barangaroo.