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Designers take part in Thorn Lighting Exterior Lighting Workshop

November 18 2014 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Education | Events
Designers from both Speirs + Major studios were joined by 2no designers from Atkins Global to attend an exterior lighting workshop on Monday evening with Thorn Lighting. Participants were invited to Little Hallingbury Mill near Bishops Stortford to devise a lighting response to the Water Mill and its surrounding context. The group was split into two teams and left to negotiate over site position and lighting equipment.

The opportunity to get ‘hands on’ with the lighting fixtures in a rural setting provided a dark environment to test each fixture and understand the possible lit affects. Whilst one team developed an ambient approach to the mill façade and riverbank, enhancing the impact of the scheme through reflection, the other focused on structural elements lighting a ‘bridge to nowhere’.

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The workshop proved an effective method to develop skills of designers working with light. Thank you to Thorn Lighting for hosting the event.