Longmartin Properties have recently re-opened Mercer Street Passageway part of the St. Martin’s Courtyard refurbishment project in the heart of Covent Garden, London.
The lighting design by Studio 29 is aimed to create an inviting and interactive entrance to St. Martin’s Courtyard, where light and shadow play the main role.
“When people enter Mercer Street Passageway, we hope for them to be transformed to a summer’s day with a canopy of flowers overhead. We want the experience to be engaging and fun. Carefully placed lights shine through the perforated petals within the ceiling and create a dappled shimmering effect on the floor below. As people walk through, the use of colour mixing light means they cast colourful shadows providing an interactive element.” – Margareth Sunjoto, Lighting Designer
To make the space dynamic and more enchanting, Studio 29 programmed the lighting to reflect the different times of day and peoples’ energy and activity levels. The scenes consist of a vibrant colourful light combination during the day through to more analogous shades of light in the evening, creating a relaxing environment. As a twist, every 5 minutes there’s a light show providing the viewer with a dazzling array of dynamic colourful twinkling lights stretching the whole of the passageway.
Mercer St Lighting Installation
Studio 29 Lighting
Briemlow McSweeney Architects
The Light Lab
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