Norman Foster’s Gherkin tower in London, is an iconic form on the city skyline. The first of a number of “named” buildings in London such as the Cheese Grater, Shard and Walkie Talkie buildings it has a visually striking facade pattern that curves around the elevations of the building. The dark band of glass on the facade highlights atrium spaces that rotate around the building every 3 floors.
Vivid 2014 is here in all its illuminating magnificence. Over 100,000 people visit the show in Sydney held every year in May. Sculptural lighting installations as well as projection art adorn the cities landmark buildings and streets creating a buzz in the city. Martin Place is a fairly new addition to Vivid sites traditionally located around Darling Harbour and Circular Quay. Make sure you get out there and have a look the cities are awash the light, music and people.
This shot is of Crone Partners designed 20 Martin Place commercial office building whereby the lighting design brief was to showcase the amazing existing steel structure of the building re-used in the project.
I’m looking forward to seeing more on Thursday down at Circular Quay.