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Rebecca Cadorin, Arup

“The temporary nature of the project posed a unique opportunity to apportion part of the space as a living laboratory, an area where innovative and ambitious lighting strategies and initiatives can be trialled and reviewed to inform future decisions.”

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Macquarie University
— New South Wales

Macquarie University by Architectus and ARUP Sydney

C7a is an old library building that has been designed to accommodate 6,000sqm of open plan office, learning environments and seminar rooms for students and academics.C7a is an old library building that has been designed to accommodate 6,000sqm of open plan office, learning environments and seminar rooms for students and academics.

Photography: Guy Wilkinson

Light Project Team

Project brief

C7a is designed to temporarily accommodate 6,000sqm of open plan office, learning environments and seminar rooms. The lighting was designed to complement each individual activity and use.

Solution

The staircases are lit with a specific colour to signify which floor you are on; the working zones are lit using 4000k, while informal spaces are lit using 3000k.

HIGHLIGHT AND IMPACT

Use of colour and light provides wayfinding, including a tuneable fixture that changes throughout the day, with a colour temperature ranging from 2700-5000K.