We were thrilled to win two awards last month at the Illuminating Engineering Society - New Zealand Chapter 2017 Lighting Design Awards for our work on the Fonterra headquarters in Auckland.

Fonterra wanted their new headquarters to be energy efficient, Green Star compliant and cost effective while highlighting their innovation and green ideals. The use of effective lighting played an integral part in achieving these goals.

The large feature atrium, designed by Jasmax, included multi-levelled stairs, bridges and green wall which provided a challenge to meeting targeted illumination levels. The Beca lighting team decided to integrate lighting into these structures. The result was an atrium where horizontal and vertical surfaces are lit, harsh shadowing and glare is minimised, and reflected light from finished surfaces creates a warm and glowing atmosphere within the atrium space.

Laurie Cook, Beca Associate – Building Services, and lead lighting designer for the project said selecting the latest light-emitting diode (LED) technology meant we could provide a sustainable lighting solution.

“The LEDs we chose were energy efficient, controllable and contained recyclable components to minimise environmental impact. Fonterra was extremely pleased with the result as the project was delivered on time, on budget and provided a sustainable lighting solution that was Green Star compliant. A happy client and two awards, we couldn’t be happier!” said Laurie.

The Lighting Design: Award of Commendation and the Energy Efficiency: Award of Commendation were awarded at the Illuminating Engineering Society - New Zealand Chapter 2017 Lighting Design Awards evening on 17 November in Auckland.

The design team included Laurie Cook and Nick Thomas from Beca and Sarah Bryant from Jasmax.

For more information about the awards, visit the IESANZ website.

See also 2017 Awards