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Augmenting Spatiality – Abercrombie Lane, Sydney

AUGMENTING SPATIALITY

ARCHITECT: ALEXIS SANAL

ARTIST: REFIK ANADOL

CONTRACTOR: TENSILE DESIGN & CONSTRUCT


The catenary lighting installation for Abercrombie Lane was selected by the City of Sydney as a winning entrant for the “Art & About Festival 2012 Titled, “Augmenting Spatiality”, the piece seeks to simultaneously reveal ambient and distinct urban spatial qualities between Sydney and Istanbul. The original design for the lights was based upon a similar lane-way to that of Abercrombie Lane in Istanbul, thus the dialogue between the two cities.

The technology utilised for the lighting had never been installed on such a scale, with close to 1000m of lighting cable running, turning and bouncing up and down the lane-way. Detailing and installation methodology were paramount to the success of the project, careful integration of the electronics and structural systems had to be considered at all stages. Design and installation was conducted by Tensile and Jakob products were utilized for this project.

Photos provided by Tensile Design & Construct