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Speirs + Major to create lighting scheme for retail group Lotte

April 27 2011 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Speirs + Major are excited to be developing a lighting scheme for retail group Lotte. Universal Design Studio’s concept for re-clad retail boxes and shopping centres for Lotte defines a whole new look and image for the stores. Light and textured materials work closely together to create an elegant building image appropriate to the retail brand ethos of Lotte.

Speirs + Major to create lighting scheme for Zhuhai Opera House

April 19 2011 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Speirs + Major is delighted to be creating a lighting scheme for Zhuhai Opera House in China. Working closely with the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD), this ambitious, iconic twin shell building will define Zhuhai as a cultural destination in Southern China. Light will play a key role in defining the subtle layers of this project and creating a new civic space around the building. The two auditoria will show a mixture of contemporary world opera alongside performance of both traditional and modern Chinese music and performance.

60 Ludgate Hill / 30 Old Bailey

March 14 2011 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Speirs + Major have been approached to design the lighting for two new buildings to be built on the corner of 60 Ludgate Hill and 30 Old Bailey, working alongside Land Securities, Fletcher Priest Architects and Sauerbruch Hutton.

The buildings will mainly consist of office space, with a new public space being created in the middle. The aim is to light these buildings and the spaces around with a unique and distinct character and identity by day and by night in order to create a safe yet dynamic place for the workers to interact.

Speirs + Major light Guosen Securities HQ

February 28 2011 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Speirs + Major, along with Studio Fuksas, were part of the competition winning team to create a new global headquarters for finance house Guosen Securities.

Located in a prominent site in Shenzhen’s new Central Business District the tower has a vertiginous central atrium space at its core. This angular space links the entrance lobby and podium to the sky garden at the top. Internal and limited external light will be carefully composed together to create an elegant after dark image of the tower, defining the project and expressing the clear confident image of the Guosen brand.

Speirs + Major to produce lighting study for Peckham Rye Station

February 17 2011 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Speirs + Major are pleased to be working on a lighting study for Peckham Rye Station, in conjunction with well-known architect Benedict O’Looney and Southwark Council. It is hoped that from this study the lighting to the entrances, facades, forecourts, arches and all other public spaces will be vastly improved, thereby creating a safer and better-lit environment for what many believe to be the gateway to Peckham’s centre.

Flesland Airport, Bergen

February 01 2011 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Narud Stokke Wiig are designing a new terminal to deliver a substantial enlargement of Bergen’s airport. Speirs + Major are creating the strategy for light in all public areas, including advising on daylighting and brand opportunities.

Spring Gardens Art Gallery, London

January 24 2011 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Speirs + Major are excited to be working with Trevor Horne Architects to create a lighting scheme for the Spring Gardens Art Gallery in London.

The Art Gallery is unique in that it has both public and private criteria to fulfil, with an interesting relationship between the architecture of the building and the landscaping around it. Therefore, the aim is to light it in a subtle way which reflects these different environments: one façade mirroring the urban qualities of the city beyond; the other two façades reflecting nature and its beauty almost exploding across the surface.

Speirs + Major to work on office building for Anthon B Nilsen, Oslo

January 21 2011 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Speirs + Major are working closely with architects Narud Stokke Wiig on the refurbishment of this 40-year-old landmark office building for 130 year-old Norwegian company Anthon B Nilsen. The project requires a careful balance of re-planning and new additions whilst retaining the strong architectural character of the existing building. Light will not only provide amenity and enhance the architecture but will be a key part of the branding of the building.

Speirs + Major to design two new Maggie’s Centres

January 20 2011 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Speirs + Major has been appointed to design the interior and exterior lighting for two new Maggie’s Centres, at Newcastle and Lanarkshire. This follows on from our award winning work on Maggie’s Centre, London, which was designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners. We will be working closely with Edward Cullinan Architects and Reiach and Hall Architects respectively.


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Exterior for Maggie's Centre, Newcastle
Exterior for Maggie's Centre, Newcastle

Sinosteel International Plaza, Tianjin

January 13 2011 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
Appointments
Speirs + Major are pleased to be working with MAD Architects and Zhongtai Lighting on the Sinosteel International Plaza in Tianjian, PRC.

This 350 metre tall tower will be a landmark in a prominent development area of China. The aim is to enhance the architecture concept of a honeycomb exoskeleton using a constantly animated ‘swarm of light’. A limited and fixed amount of energy is used as the light moves across to reveal the shape and form of the building, and reinforce the sustainability credentials of the Sinosteel brand.
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