Canterbury Leagues Architectural Lighting – Part 3
Architectural Lighting – Canterbury Leagues Club is one of Sydney’s premier hospitality destinations with 5-star amenities including restaurants, coffee shops, multiple bars and entertainment lounges and a 24-hour health club. The Canterbury Leagues Club underwent significant refurbishment, extensions and renovations through a staged development process across an 18-month period, concluding in January 2019.
Aglo Systems Custom team have been involved in the concept ideation and fabrication process of numerous hospitality lighting features across three tender packages. Each custom designed piece is the result of a collaborative effort between Aglo, FPOV lighting designers and Altis Architecture, both based in Sydney.
Architectural Lighting Fitting Descriptions – Part 3:
A total of nine Main Gaming Chandelier (image CLC-EZL2) features were installed across the entire gaming floor ceiling. Each feature spanned 2.8 meters in diameter and a height of 600mm. This feature consists of 40 bent tubes at a diameter of 2.8 meters with a second layer of smaller 40 bent tubes in-between the first layer at a diameter of 1.7meters. The outer layer of tubes is illuminated with a single LED lamp in each tube. The feature is finished in a stunning polished gold. The tubes all bend up together to create a tube column in the centre of the feature which is revealed with the illumination of 8x E27 Globes.
This feature was delivered and assembled on site in several pieces due to its size and the delicate nature of the material and finish. During installation, each feature needed to be winched up and manoeuvred around to avoid the sprinkler systems which were situated in the middle of each feature. In total to install all nine features, it took one Aglo Engineer, three separate trips to Sydney over a period of 6 months, with the help of local Electricians R.W.Palmer.
The Gaming Cashier Pendant (image CLC – EZL7) is featured directly in front of the cashier desk. It consists of three different diameter rings hung at varying heights. Each ring is illuminated in a different direction of either upward, sideways or downward light, with an opal acrylic diffuser. The finish to these rings was changed from its original specification to solve fabrication issues and the result looks fantastic in an Onyx Pearl gloss finish.
The Column Wall Lights (image CLC-EWL1) were the first of the renovation stage four custom luminaires to be installed. There was a total of 39 wall lights that are spread across the entire gaming floor on both columns and walls. The wall light is illuminated both up and down creating an effective directional light, adding effect to the interior gold finish. The exterior gloss black finish is sophisticated and elegant.
The Pod Seating Chandelier (image CLC-EZL5) is situated just off the bar in the gaming floor area. The feature is made up of two separate chandeliers that are conjoined to create a dynamic offset of two different heights. These chandeliers are a larger version of the bar pendants, being a cluster of both 6 spheres and 12 spheres joined together. Each sphere is illuminated from the end of the connecting polished brass structure. The structure is welded and polished together to create a seamless crisscross effect.
The Bar Pendant (image CLC-EZL8) is a collection of five separate fittings spread across the length of the bar. Each pendant had four clear glass spheres which were illuminated from the end of the connecting polished brass structure.
Images: FPOV, Toby Peet