External lighting gives ferry building a night glow
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.