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London City Island
London, United Kingdom

  • project London City Island: Trinity Square with the English National Ballet
  • architect Troup Bywaters + Anders
  • photographer Amphitype
  • Representation Selux UK

Trin­ity Square is the cen­tral plaza in the newly con­structed dis­trict of City Island in cen­tral London. Located on the banks of the River Thames and nick­named Mini Man­hat­tan”, it was devel­oped by the con­struc­tion com­pany Bal­ly­more and EcoWorld. Across an area of 12 hectares, it com­prises new apart­ments with a ware­house look, offices, restau­rants, bou­tiques, pedes­trian foot­paths and cycle paths, water parks as well as spaces for art and cul­ture. Trin­ity Square is also located directly in front of the Eng­lish National Ballet and recently became illu­mi­nated by Selux Olivio lumi­naires.

With their wooden poles, the Oliv­ios on this red­dish square with irreg­u­lar, diag­o­nal, ver­ti­cal and hor­i­zon­tal white stripes are sug­ges­tive of addi­tional trees – an impres­sion enhanced by the way the Olivio Sis­tema is arranged about the wooden poles.

The wooden poles are 11 metres in height and illu­mi­nate the bright, semi-trans­par­ent façade of the Eng­lish National Ballet and Trin­ity Square in 3000 Kelvin, RGBW light, enabling the square, the trees and any passers-by to be immersed in, for exam­ple, violet-coloured light by night.

The trees and the organic shape of the lumi­naires, together with the nat­ural mate­r­ial of wood, set a con­trast­ing accent to the modern archi­tec­ture of the square and sur­round­ing build­ings. Besides the poles, which are designed by street fur­ni­ture man­u­fac­turer Aubrilam, there is a match­ing long bench too, entic­ing passers-by to stop and linger for a while.

  • The organic design of Olivio and its functional versatility due to the modular design of this luminaire family is inspired by role models from nature. As a result Olivio forms the basis for light concepts in urban living areas where the focus is on the well-being of people. Olivio luminaire heads are available in the sizes Grande, Medio and Piccolo and can be combined with various arms and pole types from the three design lines Sistema, Floracion and Candelabra. Yet it is not just the design that can be adapted individually according to the situation – various optics and light colours from 2,700 to 4,000 Kelvin also cater for challenging lighting tasks efficiently and without glare: from illumination of paths and squares, floodlighting of façades and accent lighting of buildings. The new Olivio Cap also reduces light scatter and for special requirements, with its camera and loudspeaker modules, Olivio can be integrated into smart application scene. The special wooden-pole aesthetic emphasizes the Olivio's high quality, organic luminaire design. Combined with luminaire heads in a harmonoius colour tone such as bronze, this results in a timelessly comforting spatial ambience.

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