'London Lights' Opens

Tuesday 6 December 2005

NLA opens LONDON LIGHTS, a dazzling exhibition that celebrates the art of architectural lighting. This seasonal exhibition will showcase outstanding examples of illuminated buildings, structures and public spaces throughout the capital, both permanent and temporary. In addition to high tech luminescence, homage will also be paid to the humble Christmas lights around the capital.

London Lights will take place at New London Architecture (NLA) – the capital’s first and only permanent exhibition space dedicated to its architecture, planning and development – from 30 November 2005 to 21 January 2006.

The exhibition will explore the use of light in projects and installations ranging from bridges to sculpture, streetscapes to major London monuments. It will compare the transformative effect of lighting in projects as diverse as Speirs & Major’s Croydon skyline and Tom de Paor’s A13 Pump House to landmarks such as Foster and Partner’s new Wembley Stadium and Richard Rogers Partnership’s Lloyds of London Building examining the power of light to create destinations. London Lights will demonstrate how environments can be enhanced by lighting, our appreciation of architecture improved and our understanding of the city increased.

An interactive black-box experience will sit at the exhibition’s centre, displaying specially-lit models of Selfridges and the Landmark Hotel, demonstrating the ever-increasing sophistication of lighting technology and its ageless power to inspire. Embracing the tradition of festive lighting, London Lights will chronicle 16 year’s of industry leader Imagination’s legendary Christmas illuminations.

Notes to editors
New London Architecture (NLA) at the Building Centre is an exhibition centre dedicated to the future of the built environment in London that is open to the public free of charge 6 days a week. The capital is undergoing a period of massive change and NLA is a place where everyone - professionals, politicians, public and visitors - can find out and get involved in what is happening to the city.

NLA has over 2000 visitors a week to the public exhibitions, events, talks and lectures that are organised to encourage constant debate, learning and networking across the profession and local communities.

Currently on show at NLA until 26 November 2005, Capital Health: London’s New Healthcare Estate showcases how £7 billion will be spent on healthcare construction in London over the next 10 years.

For further information, please contact Debbie Whitfield or Anna Larkin at Caro Communications
T +44 (0)20 7336 8488 E Debbie@carocommunications.com E www.newlondonarchitecture.org

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