Lighting Design Partnership’s scheme for the Sydney Opera House tackles both the interior and the exterior. Inside, it is making fittings to existing areas more discreet and more versatile, and designing the lighting for the radical reworking of the circulation which is planned. Externally, it will improve lighting of the north side, and put lights at the springing points of the shells to eliminate the current unsightly shadows. The lighting scheme will treat each shell individually. ldp’s brief also includes designing an infrastructure to make special lighting for one-off events, such as the opening of the Olympics and the centenary of Australia’s federation in 2001, quicker and cheaper.
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