Ex­ter­nal light­ing gives ferry build­ing a night glow

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

The iconic Auck­land Ferry Build­ing has had a makeover in­clud­ing new ex­ter­nal light­ing to en­hance the ar­chi­tec­tural val­ues of the her­itage build­ing and add to the over­all nightscape of Auck­land’s waterfront.

Sal­mond Reed Ar­chi­tects pro­posed adding ex­ter­nal light­ing as part of its en­gage­ment to un­der­take gen­eral main­te­nance work on the build­ing and the idea was sup­ported by the build­ing’s own­ers, Auck­land Coun­cil, Heart of the City and the New Zealand His­toric Places Trust.

The new LED lights are con­trolled by an iPlayer3 and can be ad­justed to pro­vide a crisp, white light or a warm, soft light, and to dim the lights as re­quired.

Philips Light­ing pro­vided all as­pects of the project in­clud­ing de­sign, in­stal­la­tion and pro­gram­ming.

Both the marine en­vi­ron­ment and the New Zealand His­toric Places Trust pro­tec­tions on the Ferry Build­ing added com­plex­i­ties and meant that ev­ery el­e­ment of the project needed to be ex­e­cuted pre­cisely.

New look: The ad­di­tion of ex­ter­nal light­ing on the Auck­land Ferry Build­ing is de­signed to en­hance the over­all nightscape of the city’s waterfront.

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