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This has been one of the most exciting yet challenging projects we have completed in Australia so far. We created a strategy, overcoming challenges and installing a bespoke solution that meets every requirement.
Fred Nimarota, Managing Director, Aurora Australia

THE PROJECT

Location:
Central Plaza One, Brisbane, Australia

Client:
Industry Superannuation Property Trust (ISPT)

Project Completion:
July 2016

A snapshot

Central Plaza One, one of the tallest office buildings in the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, was designed by renowned Japanese architect Kurokawa Kisho. Consisting of 44 floors, the tower is 174m (571 ft) and was completed in 1988.

In 2007, The Industry Superannuation Property Trust (ISPT) purchased the building and several years later sought to improve its appearance and functionality. The lobby was an area that required significant attention.

The original foyer lighting was derived from ancient, traditional Japanese lanterns and, although ISPT wanted to upgrade it and enhance the ambience, a priority was to maintain and reflect the original design in what would become one of the world’s largest restoration and retrofit projects.

ISPT envisaged a lighting experience that enhanced the sense of arrival for customers, and transformed the foyer into a vibrant hub where people can meet, catch up for a coffee or host an informal meeting. They provided a lighting brief that incorporated several criteria, including creating a ‘wow’ factor, ensuring consistent colour and even diffusion of rear illumination and minimal energy consumption.

the solution
  • Different sizes up to 1500mm x 1000mm
  • Different lumen packages
  • Recessed or suspended Suspended solutions with an option of up/down illumination in a ration of 70% to 30%
  • Interconnectability of light panels to form even larger luminous surface
  • Dimmable options including DALI
the OUTCOME
the result

Central Plaza One, one of the tallest office buildings in the city of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, was designed by renowned Japanese architect Kurokawa Kisho. Consisting of 44 floors, the tower is 174m (571 ft) and was completed in 1988.

In 2007, The Industry Superannuation Property Trust (ISPT) purchased the building and several years later sought to improve its appearance and functionality. The lobby was an area that required significant attention.

The original foyer lighting was derived from ancient, traditional Japanese lanterns and, although ISPT wanted to upgrade it and enhance the ambience, a priority was to maintain and reflect the original design in what would become one of the world’s largest restoration and retrofit projects.

ISPT envisaged a lighting experience that enhanced the sense of arrival for customers, and transformed the foyer into a vibrant hub where people can meet, catch up for a coffee or host an informal meeting. They provided a lighting brief that incorporated several criteria, including creating a ‘wow’ factor, ensuring consistent colour and even diffusion of rear illumination and minimal energy consumption.