With its exposed services design, vacant ceilings and extensive architectural detail, the VHI Headquarters grew to become one of the most challenging lighting design projects ECI has completed to date.
The main church, which is now a very unique inviting reception space consists of Concord Beacon XL luminaires located on the ceiling trusses providing light to the main floor space while also indirectly lighting the magnificent ceiling. The window bays are cleverly lit with lengths of Ares Arcadia while the general space in the naves are lit with linear lengths of Roxo Reba. Ares Spock fittings are mounted on the corbels providing a bit of sparkle and ambience.
The spectacularly encased historic church is illuminated on the exterior by the recessed inground Ares Naboo while the Roxo Croll lights the external walkways. Linear lengths of Roxo Reba are mounted from the ceiling of this triple height space resulting in a beautifully lit building which is completely encased in glass. Inside Scott’s Hall the internal open plan office area is made up of Concord Lytebeam track connected in rectangular shapes along with Concord Beacon XL fittings which provide both direct and indirect lighting. The breakout areas on the mezzanine above protrude through the roof of Scott’s hall. Rather than try to hide these we highlighted them beneath with Nobiled Barrastrip.
For the main office spaces bespoke Roxo Reba linear lines were designed to offer direct and indirect lighting, this allowed for areas where indirect lighting wasn’t possible due to the extensive exposed ceiling services.
The boardroom ceilings are made up of intersecting metal girders which meant minimum depth was available. Regent Purelite semi recessed fittings were used here for the very shallow recess depth allowing light to emit from three sides.
The basement having no natural daylight was quite challenging. The use of Roxo Concept O, Reba, and Batu create a naturally lit, inviting and homely environment.