The interior lighting design included refurbishment to a number of high heritage value pendant luminaires in Kings Hall, the Senate, the House of Representatives and the Members’ Dining Room. The Kings Hall pendants are architect-designed, bespoke plaster pendants from the 1920s that have great heritage value. They required careful lighting design and a light touch. The lighting design improved the quality of light in each space while conserving the heritage value of the existing luminaires.
WSP’s Specialist Lighting Team also upgraded the lighting for the Senate and House of Representatives corridors, the President of the Senate suite and the Prime Minister and Cabinet rooms.
The brief for the facade lighting upgrade was to design an all-new façade lighting installation, which would provide white light in the standard setting, as well as the ability to have coloured light scenes for special occasions.
The lighting had to be designed to provide a visually stunning and architecturally appropriate lighting scheme while avoiding impact to the heritage-protected building fabric, minimising visual clutter in front of the building, and shadowing from trees and shrubs.
The project was a successful collaboration between WSP’s design team, lighting suppliers and the contractor team. The results speak for themselves.