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068 PROJECT / MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA


Exhibit lighting used a combination of existing surface mounted track and recessed track spots. The museum has a pool of lighting options available to accommodate changing exhibtions.


PROJECT DETAILS


Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW, Australia


Overview: General Lighting


The spaces within the redevelopment have flexible and adjustable lighting that is sus- tainable, through control zoning, dimming and the use of energy efficient lamps. The lighting design required illumination for the fixed walls that was also flexible enough to illuminate any temporary display walls. The fixed lighting of the foyer was required to add to the drama, and enhance the architectural features. All venue lighting, as well as the lighting of the National Centre of Creative Learning and the Veolia Lecture Theatre required a flexible arrangement. Also imperative was a high level of control, dimming, to be unobtrusive and UV free.


Overview: Exhibition Lighting The brief for the Exhibition Gallery con- sisted of a combination of fixed general lighting and moveable exhibition lighting, including focusable luminaires and wall washers. Since some areas are used 24 hours a day, consideration was given to the choice of lamp to reduce UV emission, whilst also providing good colour rendering properties. The overall aim was to conceal and provide consistent lighting in the ceiling troughs, maintaining the clean line of the ceiling.


The art itself remained the prime focus DEUTSCH


Das Museum für zeitgenössische Kunst in Sydney liegt am Circular Quay mitten in der Stadt. 2010 wurde das große Jugendstil-Gebäude aus den 1950er Jahren bedeutenden Renovierungsarbeiten unterzogen, einschließlich einer neuen Erweiterung, der einen neuen Haupteingang und zwei neue Gal- eriebereiche verschafft. Lightmatters, eine in Sydney ansässige Firma, hatte mit dem Museum bereits an anderen Projekten gearbeitet und wurde mit dem Be- leuchtungsdesign beauftragt. Die Beleuchtung wurde so weit wie möglich verdeckt und eingesetzt, um die kubischen Formen und we- ichen Texturen im gesamten Innenbereich hervor- zuheben. Das Licht muss die Bereiche offenlegen und definieren und ebenfalls Flexibilität für Ausstellungen schaffen. Das zuvor entwickelte oberflächenmontierte Schienensystem von Lightmatters wurde in einigen Bereichen benutzt und ein integriertes Beleuch- tungssystem auf Schienen in anderen. Die Schaffung eines nachhaltigen Gebäudes war


ein wichtiger Faktor. Für zahlreiche Bereiche, die während der Geschäftszeiten benutzt werden, hat Lightmatters indirekte T5-Lichtlösungen entwickelt. Diese funktionieren gut während des Tages mit viel Tageslicht in den Bereichen, aber für nachts wird als Kompromiss aufgrund der Kosten weniger Licht eingesetzt.


ITALIANO


Il Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Sydney è situa- to nel Circular Quay, al centro della città. Nel 2010, l’imponente edificio art-decò degli anni ’50 è stato sottoposto ad un’ importante ristrutturazione, com- prendente la cotruzione di una nuova ala che fornisce una nuova entrata principale e due nuovi spazi es- positivi. La ditta di Sydney Lightmatters, che aveva già ricevuto dal museo precedenti incarichi, è stata nuovamente richiesta per la progettazione dell’illu- minazione. L’illuminazione è stata nascosta il più possible, utilizzata per enfatizzare le forme cubiche ed i rives- timenti lisci degli interni. La luce doveva rivelare e


definire gli spazi nonchè fornire dinamicità per le esposizioni. Il sistema di distribuzione di tracce re- alizzato sulle superfici precedentemente sviluppato dalla Lightmatters è stato utilizzato in alcuni degli spazi ed un sistema di illuminazione a percorso in- tegrato in altri. Creare un edificio sostenibile era un fattore impor- tante. La Lightmatters ha sviluppato soluzioni di il- luminazione diffusa T5 per alcuni spazi usati durante gli orari di attività commerciale. Questi ultimi funzi- onano bene durante le ore del giorno per la grande quantità di luce solare disponibile negli spazi ma durante le ore notturne, a causa dell’illuminazione a diffusione, tendono ad essere poco efficaci e ad ap- piattire gli spazi: un esempio, essi ammettono, dei risultati di un compromesso fra i costi e i benefici.


ESPAÑOL


El Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Sídney se em- plaza en Circular Quay en el corazón de la ciudad. En 2010, el gran edificio de art deco de los años ‘50 se sometió a un gran re-desarrollo, incluyendo una


nueva ampliación que provee una nueva entrada principal y dos espacios nuevos de galerías. Habien- do trabajado con el museo en proyectos anteriores, Lightmatters, con base en Sídney, tuvieron a cargo el diseño de iluminación. La iluminación se ocultó tanto como fue posible, lo que se utilizó para enfatizar las formas cúbicas y las delicadas texturas de todo el interior. La luz debía revelar y definir los espacios y también suministrar flexibilidad para las exposiciones. El sistema de se- guimiento montado en superficie- desarrollado ante- riormente por Lightmatters- fue utilizado en algunos espacios y en otros, un sistema de seguimiento de luces integrado. El hecho de crear un edificio sustentable era un factor importante. Para una cantidad de espacios que son utilizados durante las horas laborables, Lightmatters desarrolló soluciones de luces difusas T5. Éstas fun- cionan bien durante el día con la gran cantidad de luz natural en los espacios pero en la noche, debido a la naturaleza difusa de la luz, tiende a ser deficiente - es decir, se accedió a tener menos luz durante la noche en pos de mantener bajos costos.


throughout the project. Much of it uses tra- ditional media - paper or sculptures - and for these the display lighting uses UV filters, controlled lighting levels and minimised lit periods. Decisions on the use of these tools is made by the Curatorial team who advise where reduced irradiation is required. Equally, a significant proportion of the collection is made up of active video or still projections, which require much reduced light levels in the surrounding space, and no lighting on the actual artwork. This necessitates a very flexible control system and maximum flexibility, achieved using switched outlets, dimming and multiply circuits in all areas of the gallery. Provision of controlled power outlets at skirting level in some areas also assists artists who seek to back light or provide low level feature lighting to their displays. With such a diverse set of uses and po- tential configurations, lightmatters have succeded in making a space with enough flexibility to meet all future challenges. “We have provided the light tools to allow the museum users to get the balance right between lighting the space and the art. This is a dynamic and ever changing balance,” concludes Haron. www.haronrobson.com.au/lightmatters


Client: Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (Director: Liz- Anne McGregor; Client Representative / COO: Euan Upston) Architect: Sam Marshall and NSW Government Architects Office Lighting Design: Lightmatters Project Managers: Root Projects Australia


LIGHTING SPECIFIED


Zumtobel: 250 (approx.) x 1x14W, 1x26W and 2x26W recessed CF downlights - stairs, amenities and FOH access areas; 150 (approx.) x 1x28W, 2x28W, 3x28W, 4x28W, 5x28W & 7x28W recessed aluminium extrusion based fluorescents with overlapping lamps - seminar rooms, classrooms, library and some galleries; 100 x recessed 2x24W troffer with microprism optic - admin offices.


Sylvania: 1000+ x surface mounted based battens with diffuser - coffer features throughout building.


Erco: 30 x metal halide downlights – 35W & 70W - main foyer high ceiling area ; 60 x track mounted 1x70W & 1x35W metal halide wall washer - gallery equipment pool; 1200 linear metres 3 circuit track - galleries.


XAL: 50 x triple downlighting with 3x35W Orsam Decostar - cafe level 4.


BEGA: 24 x recessed exterior wall lights to entry stairs and public walkways at perimeter of building.


Show Technology: 62 x colour change wall washers ea contain- ing 108 red, 72 green, 72 blue LEDs. 35º beam - level 7 function rooms & feature wall.


DAL: 104 x surface mounted 2x26W downlights - main feature stair and foyers.


WE-EF: Inground uplights.


Selecon: 28 x 230W R7 floodlights with barn doors - gallery lighting equipment pool.


Masson: 56 x 50W 388º spotlight with snoot – gallery lighting pool.


Thorn: 60 (approx.) x 14W an 28W surface weatherproof fluores- cents - plant rooms, roof access ways.


Harcroft: 200 (approx.) x 14W and 28W surface fluorescents – back of house.


Clevertronics: 220 (approx.) exit signs. Stanilite: 600 (approx.) emergency lights .


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