King St Wharf, Sydney NSW

Multifives provide the low glare ‘livable’ light that the architect and lighting designer were striving for.

Does this award-winning building at 1 Shelly Street in Cockle Bay look familiar? If it does, then its quite likely you’ve seen this unique project in more than a few recent television adverts, including campaigns for the Ford Fiesta and Youi insurance.

This instantly recognisable 35,000m² building consists of a single retail level and ten levels of A-grade commercial office space in the heart of Sydney.

The external diagonal steel structural system sits beyond the building’s sleek, glass facade, eliminating the need for perimeter columns and maximising the quantity and flexibility of the internal floor space. The diagrid pattern was chosen for ease of fabrication and erection, while the simple internal steelwork comprises standard universal beams with regular penetrations for services.

1x28W Fagerhult Multifives were chosen as the base building luminaire. Other areas were highlighted with accent or feature lighting.

A lighting control system was implemented throughout the project making the use of lighting within the building ‘user friendly’ and helping to provide the 6-star Green Star rating required. The fittings exceeded the energy efficient targets originally expected, achieving 1.58W/m2/100lux and an overall power density of just over 5W/m².

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