Barangaroo Reserve

Sydney, Australia

Baranga­roo Reserve in Sydney is the world’s largest inner-city devel­op­ment project. Offices, busi­ness spaces, and res­i­den­tial build­ings are cur­rently being built across an area of 22 hectares on its former con­tainer port — sur­rounded by parks and con­nected to a spec­tac­u­lar water­front. The project, which will be com­pleted by 2022, con­forms to the latest eco­log­i­cal cri­te­ria and is already regarded as the land­mark of the con­tem­po­rary pacific region today.

For the park and prom­e­nade light­ing, 200 dig­i­tally con­trolled LED lumi­naires were sup­plied by Selux. The task of design­ing a safe, energy-effi­cient public space to be enjoyed by people of all ages and all types of mobil­ity fell to the light plan­ning com­pany Webb Aus­tralia Group, who opted to use inno­v­a­tive light­ing tech­nol­ogy by Selux.

The design con­cept for the prom­e­nade light­ing was inspired by the site’s mar­itime his­tory. Whereas in the past ships were nav­i­gated through Sydney’s har­bour by bea­cons, Lanova lumi­naires now light up the way for vis­i­tors. Their cylin­dri­cal design has been sub­or­di­nated to the har­bour tower’s design lan­guage, blend­ing har­mo­niously into the newly cre­ated sur­round­ings of the Baranga­roo Reserve. The subtle pole-top lumi­naires run along the prom­e­nade repli­cat­ing the orig­i­nal 1836 coast­line with its mighty sand­stone blocks. Located at reg­u­lar inter­vals to ensure night-time uni­for­mity for acces­si­bil­ity and a sense of secu­rity, the Lanova lumi­naires form their own unique rhythm appear­ing like sus­pended lanterns.

The high-per­for­mance mirror optics of the Lanova ensure effec­tive light­ing of hor­i­zon­tal work­ing planes. The uni­form light­ing of the park’s main path­ways guar­an­tees a high level of sojourn qual­ity while direct light dis­tri­b­u­tion pre­vents unnec­es­sary light pol­lu­tion. All Lanova lumi­naires are equipped with KNX-DALI tech­nol­ogy, thereby enabling needs-based park light­ing depend­ing on the time of day and number of vis­i­tors. The pre­mium-qual­ity and reli­able light­ing tech­nol­ogy by Selux ensures all stan­dards for bar­rier-free access and safety in public spaces are adhered to around the clock.


buyer: Barangaroo Delivery Authority and Lend Lease


landscape architect: PWP Landscape Architecture, Berkeley


lighting designer: Webb Australia Group, Sydney


photographer: Dave Wicks, DMWCreative


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