Client: Chester City Council
Team: ACME, AKT-II, Vogt Landscape Architects, WSP, David Bonnett Associates, Vectos
As part of Chester's £300m investment into the city centre revitalisation, SEAM is providing lighting design services for ACME's ambitious vision for a vibrant retail-led mixed use development. Planning was awarded in September 2016. The first phase of works for a new cinema and theatre district will begin on site in 2017.
Client: QIC / Seventh Wave
Team: Softroom Architects, ACME, Universal Design Studio, Gross Max, Space Agency
Local Consultants: Buchan Group, Electrolight, Probuild
With full completion in 2016, this high profile retail project is the product of intense collaboration between London based emergent designers and Melbourne based executive team. The visionary development is comprised of a new extension to the 1960’s shopping centre, a new Town Square and public realm areas, redesigned community library and innovative facade facelift to car park structures. Eastland establishes a vibrant night time destination for leisure and retail - a new urban centre. Architectural lighting is utilised to enhance each of the character areas while also merging the different zones in a seamless manner.
Client: Rooya Group
Team: Zaha Hadid Architects, GrossMax Landscape, AKTII, Hoare Lea, SpaceAgency
Unique lighting design solutions support the signature architectural identity of the extensive Stone Towers Development in Cairo, Egypt. Consisting of 18 corporate towers, luxury hotel, two levels of underground car park, a public realm landscape with 5 retail clusters the extensive 21-hectare site is set to become a key economic and cultural hub. SEAM was appointed to provide lighting design services for all public areas of the development including feature facade lighting and atria for all towers plus facade lighting for the 5-star hotel. An intricate centralised landscape known as 'The Delta' provided key opportunities to integrate landscape lighting into the Wayfinding and Signage design by SpaceAgency. Lighting strategies for the Stone Towers start at the urban scale - understanding the different identities of a large mixed-use development, its varying perceptions on approach, and complex movements – and proceed through a hierarchy of architectural spatial systems that encompass the entirety of the site. Whist achieving aesthetic fluidity, the lighting design carefully considered the complex dynamics of different participants through the site and supported these dynamic relationships functionally through light.
"Inspired by the patterns and textures of ancient Egyptian stonework, the north and south facades of each tower will be covered with recesses and protrusions emphasising the effects of light and shadow on the surfaces." - dezeen.com
Castle Hill, NSW - AUS
Client: QIC/Seventh Wave
Team: UN Studio, Universal Design Studio, The Buchan Group
Local Lighting Partner: PointOfView
SEAM, in partnership with PointOfView is delighted to be working together with award winning UN Studio and Universal Design Studio on along awaited expansion to Castle Towers Mall as an urban renewal leisure and retail lead development for Castle Hill, located 30km outside of Sydney. The development will comprise of refurbishment and rehabilitation to the existing Castle Towers Mall, new F&B premium and fine dining outlets and outdoor square park turning the shopping center into a prominent world class destination.
Photo courtesy of Hill News