30 METRE GLASS SCULPTURE LIT BY SILL LED PROJECTORS posted by kirstonian!!!

Architecture, Design & Innovation

The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary   improvements in health by supporting the brightest minds. Its headquarters is the inspiring and beautifully maintained Gibbs Building in London’sEuston Road, designed by Hopkins Architects in 2004.

At the western end of the atrium is the stunning Bleigiessen sculpture. Its fluid, cascading form of 142,000 glass spheres suspended along steel wires, represents the intriguing pattern created by dropping molten lead into water.

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Eric Maddock specified Sill Lighting UK for the original metal halide scheme to light both the atrium and sculpture in 2004.   However both have now been replaced by an energy and maintenance saving LED solution, again by Sill UK.

The lighting design accentuates the undulating form of the sculpture, complementing the architecture that surrounds it. This stunning effect is enhanced by Sill’s projectors, which penetrate the wires and emphasise the shifting colours and brightness within the glass. The sophisticated…

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