Answered By: Neil Donohue Last Updated: May 21, 2015 Views: 57
We asked Warren Jukes, the architect, to explain the meaning of the light blocks that appear in various locations in the Library and he said:
“The arrangement doesn’t spell anything out, but the pattern was designed to emphasise the height of the void and point up towards the sky as a sculptural element. Also to give visual interest to the blank wall. The pattern was taken and repeated on the outside podium again to add visual interest and link the outside space with the internal one.
The lights in the atrium are manufactured by a Belgium lighting firm called Modular Lighting Instruments and the fitting is called ‘cross link’.
Our users are free to bring their own interpretations such as sculptural “L”s for the word Library, or a letter taken from the name of the building sponsor Sir David WiLson.”