Dettagli progettoTipo di progetto: Arte e cultura
Luogo: Cambridge, Massachusetts, Stati Uniti
Committente: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Lighting Design: HLB Lighting Design
Designer: J. Meejin Yoon
Architetto: Höweler + Yoon Architecture LLP
Architettura del paesaggio: Richard Burck Associates
Ingegnere elettrico: AHA Consulting Engineers
Fotografo: Andy Caulfield
I progettisti dello studio Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design hanno utilizzato Lumenbeam Small per illuminare il MIT Collier Memorial, imitando il chiaro di luna e creando un potente luogo di riflessione.
Gli apparecchi della famiglia Lumenbeam Small ci hanno garantito l'emissione di luce e i fasci stretti di cui avevamo bisogno per mettere in evidenza dal basso le incisioni che erano troppo piccole e poco appariscenti.Barrett Newell
Horton Lee Brogden
MIT Collier Memorial
The Collier Memorial at MIT honors police officer Sean Collier, who was killed in the line of duty on April 18, 2013. Designed by J. Meejin Yoon, the memorial is meant to embody strength through unity, with thirty-two interlocking blocks of granite creating a stone vault passage.
Boston-based Horton Lees Brogden Lighting Design(HLB) was called on to illuminate the memorial, and give the structure a timeless feel at night. "The idea was to mimic moonlight from above to highlight the structure and its design, and allow it to stand out in the existing plaza," said HLB senior designer Barrett Newell. "But it was also important for us to match the self-sustaining memorial with a subtle, energy-efficient lighting design," she said.
To achieve this, HLB chose 14W Lumenbeam Small luminaires in 3000K, mounting the energy-efficient fixtures on the rooftops of adjacent buildings to floodlight the memorial from above. To illuminate the full structure and provide higher light levels for inscriptions, the firm opted for a mix of narrow beam angles (6 and 20 degrees). Snoot and cross baffle accessories were also used to control glare.
"Lumenpulse was able to provide the best-performing, smallest-scale fixture for such an installation. The Lumenbeam Small fixtures gave us the light output and the tight beams we needed to highlight the inscriptions, but they were still small enough to stay inconspicuous from below," Newell said.
The result is a subtle, evocative lighting design that enhances the memorial's symbolic design and gives nighttime visitors a place for quiet, "moonlight" reflection.
6 x Lumenbeam Small (3000K, 6°)
7 x Lumenbeam Small (3000K, 20°)