The Fountain Workshop
Mark Major, Benz Roos, Justyna Ashcroft
Dappled lighting projections enhance the textured multi-coloured porphyry formations of the natural play area, known as Elephant Springs.
The interplay of the light with the water jets and pools creates reflections and patterns, reminiscent of the effect of sunlight on water.
Centred on a natural and sustainable balance of light and darkness, our design facilitates safe movement while maximising opportunities for interaction
Lit paths support intuitive wayfinding, framed by carefully directed highlights to trees and foliage.
Benches glow with softly integrated lighting or are highlighted by individual 'reading lights', creating comfortable areas for people to dwell and chat.
While Elephant Park is an extensive regeneration project with many diverse character areas, the lighting scheme for the park itself exemplifies the ambition of the original lighting masterplan, using light, darkness, texture and colour to create a very special experience for everyone after dark.