LTP lights up The Lagoon at Great Ormond Street

Lighting Technology Projects, in conjunction with Philips, was appointed by main contractor NG Bailey to deliver a colourful, energy-efficient lighting solution to the ceiling of The Lagoon – the new restaurant and catering area serving the entire Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) community.

Four times larger than its predecessor, The Lagoon is located on Level 2 (Ground Floor) of the new Morgan Stanley Clinical Building (MSCB), and includes a Disney interactive play area and the capacity to seat up to 280 people.

LTP was tasked with integrating 14,450 LED nodes across the ceiling to produce an impressive and aesthetic display, which can be controlled to adjust the ambience and suit the needs of the space at any given time. The large number of individual nodes, split between a total of 289 iColor Flex MX high intensity translucent strands, were installed to provide striking colour change capabilities to 13 abstract curved features.

19 multi-output Chromasic ZCX 100-240v DMX drivers control the specialist effect lighting. The LEDs sit behind a Barrisol® translucent membrane to offer a stunning back lighting effect, with the material nature of the stretched ceiling features ensuring that the colour output is bright and seamless across the entire space.

The complete system aligns with the ideals of the end client in creating a bright architectural feature across the ceiling space, which offers a calming attraction to visitors of The Lagoon.

Feedback on the installation has been excellent, with patients, their families and staff thoroughly impressed with this striking interior lighting scheme, which serves to further accentuate the friendly atmosphere apparent throughout the hospital.