The main brief given was to complete illumination of the entire Forgan Smith building façade using an energy efficient, fully programmable, infinite colour solution with remote access capability.
“A significant amount of care went into creation of a generous colour palette, with each colour tuned and balanced to really highlight the beautiful sandstone surface.” – Cameron Gunning
The lighting fixtures are arranged in the clusters of 2 luminaires in each cluster, in a configuration of 45 degree and 26 degree beam angles to ensure an even coverage of light over each section of the building façade – the 45 degree fixtures illuminating the bottom half of the façade and the 26 degree optics used for the top half of the façade.
The LED fixtures used were chosen for their superior light output and very flat field illumination. They are also an extremely compact luminaires with a tiny footprint, which enabled a very discreet installation. Due to their low voltage cabling requirements and a fact that all the power suppliers are located remotely, the trenching depth of 400mm only was necessary. This was of great assistance to protect tree root systems of heritage listed trees and also saved significant ground work expenses. All the DMX controllers are arranged in a din-rail mounted system.
Cameron Gunning comments: ”We are very proud with the outcome of this project. Deepi’s design recognized the heritage value of this iconic building and he called for compact luminaires with high lumen output, to achieve a very unobtrusive installation. All luminaires supplied are RGBA, in keeping with Deepi’s vision of creating a very warm colour palette, to achieve a stately illumination result, with ultimate flexibility for colour choice for any UQ events. All installation was coordinated by UQ and final colour selection to achieve the classic UQ corporate purples and greens was overseen by Terry Cronk. A significant amount of care went into creation of a generous colour palette, with each colour tuned and balanced to really highlight the beautiful sandstone surface. The project is remote access capable via networked computers and authorized smart phones, to ensure UQ have state of the art control solution for their prized iconic building”.