Tian An China
Exec. Landscape Architect
Exec. Lighting Designer
Keith Bradshaw, Clementine Fletcher-Smith, Ewan Parsons
Much like an actual mountain, the tree types appear in horizontally bands that reflect their altitude. It quickly became apparent that due to these banded shifts in leaf shape, size and texture, a combination of uplighting and cross lighting from other planters would be required to successfully reveal the forms. Achieving this while avoiding glare to the multiple terraces and viewpoints required a full three-dimensional focus plot for the entire site
Unquestionably an iconic landmark after dark, it was also important that we support and encourage pedestrian use of the site surroundings. Lighting the artworks on the South façade creates a strong connection with the neighbouring M50 Art District
In complete contrast, the south facade cuts into the heart of the mountain revealing a matrix of glowing panels featuring urban art and brand advertising.