Client: Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Place: Melbourne, Australia
Lighting Designer: Electrolight
Architect: Bates Smart
The offices of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, located in Melbourne, Australia, is a modern approach to corporate interiors with a hospitality aesthetic suitable for both day and evening use. The client’s vision of a sophisticated and timeless aesthetic was achieved with a highly integrated and refined solution using carefully placed luminance balanced with feature bespoke elements. Electrolight were appointed to provide lighting design for the main public interface areas, meeting rooms and key staff breakout zones.
During the daylight hours the south facing Reception Void and casual entertaining areas receive significant amounts of natural light. Artificial lighting was a key component in allowing the core lift lobbies, meeting rooms and corridors to connect with the natural light flow throughout the tenancy.
Project architects Bates Smart meticulously pieced together elegant spaces and finishes with a multitude of refined detailing. The lighting design response had to ensure that intrusions were minimised amongst the clean, sleek lines and subtle folded forms. A deep level of planning and coordination between architects and lighting designer was necessary for light placement, concealment and performance.
Blends of colour temperatures distinguish each space to reflect its functionality. Cooler temperatures are utilised in the meeting rooms, combined with warmer colour temperatures throughout the casual entertaining and Reception void areas create a sophisticated ambience.
The feature lighting in the casual entertaining area is a bespoke solution designed to complement the architectural forms and finishes. The geometric angles offer a subtle reference to the undulating timber wall. This custom luminaire design carries through to the adjacent boardroom at a smaller scale to provide a more intimate setting for evening meetings with key clients.
The primary light source for the project are Reggiani Yori track lights with DALI drivers, providing ultimate flexibility, accuracy and colour rendering for the hospitality focused spaces.