Tunnel lights react to pedestrians in Clink Street

Creative lighting in London's Clink Street

29 October 2010

UK - Pedestrians passing through one South London street should remember to look up later this month, following the installation of an innovative new lighting feature.

Located under the arch of the Clink Street tunnel on Bankside, the installation has been programmed to create a subtle firework display effect, running along the brickwork and bridge walls.

The lights react to the volume of pedestrians passing underneath them, with the illuminations changing in intensity according to the flow of people.

The quiet phases will be marked with a twinkling star effect and when the area becomes busier, the firework effect will build up momentum reaching its most striking display in times of increased activity.

Councillor Fiona Colley, cabinet member for regeneration at Southwark Council, said, "Southwark will become famous for the way it has transformed spaces that were previously dark and unattractive into bright and interesting routes for people to enjoy and walk through. Not only do the tunnel installations in many of the borough's historic railway arches enhance the original structures, they also provide a safer environment for pedestrians during the evening."

In planning the project, Southwark Council collaborated with lighting designers, Halo Lighting, and suppliers Architainment Lighting.

Yann Guenancia, from Halo says, "Clink Street's bespoke LED screen is an ambitious undertaking: 135sq.m in size, made of 9,600 nodes capable of producing any shades of colour on the visible spectrum, driven by the latest imaging technology control system, and curved to the profile of an old Victorian tunnel 7m up above ground. It took six people six weeks to install and many months of careful preparation by a team of designers and engineers. To our knowledge this is the first installation of its kind in the UK and Halo is proud to have contributed to this land mark project."

Rob Anderson from Architainment adds, "Delivering a practical and workable solution that meets the creative demands of the project is something that would not have happened without the consistent hard work and enthusiasm of our project partners, Halo Lighting and Southwark Council. For the team at Architainment Lighting to help realise a vision that was conceived so long ago has been extremely rewarding, and I'm excited that the piece is now being unveiled to the public and will be enjoyed for many years to come."

(Jim Evans)

 

Tag Cloud

lights react pedestrians Clink Street UK passing installation lighting tunnel firework display effect people Southwark Council Southwark project designers Halo Lighting Architainment Lighting Halo team Architainment

Related Stories from LSi Online

17 May 2013

The Funktion One beat goes on at Beagle

The Funktion One beat goes on at BeagleUK - With its installation and rental arms constantly in simultaneous swing, it's not always easy to keep tabs on developments at Sound Services. The London-based audio specialist and Funktion-One partner is behind ... More >>

15 May 2013

Christie adds to Audi A3 Sportback launch

Christie adds to Audi A3 Sportback launchSpain - Audi wowed audiences in both Madrid and Barcelona with the Audi A3 Experience, the automobile brand's stunning audiovisual spectacular, combining 360° projections, 3D mapping and Showmaster Control ... More >>

5 April 2013

K.M.E. takes three to Prolight+Sound 2013

K.M.E. takes three to Prolight+Sound 2013Germany - At Prolight+Sound, K.M.E. will present the coaxial monitor MCX 15, the direct-radiating subwoofer QLB 118 X and the compact installation speaker VL 2 i. The MCX 15 is a coaxial high performance monitor with ... More >>

24 January 2013

Duran debuts latest Intellivox at ISE 2013

Duran debuts latest Intellivox at ISE 2013The Netherlands - The AXYS Intellivox ADC Mark II range from Duran Audio is intended for use in 70v/100v Public Address and Voice Alarm (PA/VA) systems. As with other Intellivox products the ADC range has been ... More >>

19 November 2012

JLS switch on Bristol Christmas lights

JLS switch on Bristol Christmas lightsUK - JLS headlined the charity concert for The Mall at Cribbs Causeway's Christmas lights switch on in Bristol earlier this month. The UK's hottest boy band was the main feature of the launch of The Mall's ninth ... More >>

SoundHub iPad app supports CocaCola Beatbox

Renegade sculpture for 100% Design

PLASA 2012: Architainment promotes LED technology

ETC Selador LEDs light up highest train station

PRG at the Nike FuelFest, Battersea Power Station

Soundhub 3D centre-stage at Delhi wedding

Artistic Licence Illuminates Mobile Magic

Electrosonic on the ball in Amsterdam

CPL supplies Audi National Forum

MDG and cast celebrate twentieth anniversary

Major KNX update for Stardraw Control

Heavyweight laser show for Klitschko

Lee Garrett joins Chauvet UK

Cover It Up keeps busy

Lighthouse screen for Euston Underpass

Clay Paky
DTS Lighting

Symetrix

Green Hippo

Most Technical

Artistic Licence

Fast-and-Wide

MDG

ER Productions

Harlequin

Unusual Rigging

Current RMS