London light use guidelines set

The London Development Agency’s Light London initiative has launched a series of principles outlining the use of light in the capital.



The London Development Agency’s Light London initiative has launched a series of principles outlining the use of light in the capital.


The scheme, developed with architecture programme Open House, Art in the Open and the LDA’s Design for London team, outlines creative and sustainable approaches to light for use by architects, curators and professional lighting designers, among others.


The principles are: using light to enhance the character of spaces; encouraging the use of public space through light; treating the lighting of places holistically; looking for ways of using light to respond to the activities of daily life; and thinking long-term about light for London.


The Light London working group includes Open House trustee and Light London chair Fred Manson; LDA group director design development and environment Peter Bishop; and Mark Brearley, head of design at Design for London.


It also includes Tom Campbell, culture strategy officer at the Greater London Authority; Stephen Kennard, director, land and development at the LDA; and Professional Lighting Designers’ Association lighting director Martin Lupton, among others.


Light London was launched on 24 November 2008.



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