Heathrow Terminal 2A
Heathrow is passionate about the contribution specialist lighting design can make to our terminals and StudioFractal have once again developed for us an innovative and sustainable lighting solution”
The £2.5 billion Terminal 2 – The Queens Terminal – is the latest project in Heathrow Airport’s growing estate and sets a benchmark in exemplary quality of environment for passengers, airlines and retailers.
StudioFractal provided comprehensive lighting design services across the terminal and associated carpark building.
A cohesive lighting strategy was developed that linked the Terminal to the covered court and carpark. Lighting was integrated wherever possible into ceilings, walls and floors creating a clutter-free installation where space and light are evident in all areas – even those without daylight. Subtle variations in ambient and task lighting complement the roof undulations, and extensive use of wall-washing and localised coloured lighting at critical points supports wayfinding and complements the range of materials used.
Within the covered court, SF has accentuated the rolling, sinuous forms of Richard Wilsons Slipstream sculpture to create an arresting spectacle – whilst all functional lighting is integrated at low level.
Through intelligent controls, artificial lighting is used only when required. Total connected load for the lighting across the entire development is an impressive7.7w/sq – however this is never fully utilised. Generous natural light allows the automatic control systems to reduce artificial lighting - the daytime lighting load is 4.7 w/sq. At night, when the illuminated roof feature is on, the load is 7.0 w/sq . Through extensive natural lighting, LED technology, integrated controls and energy generation technology (including photovoltaic cells and a biomass fuel Energy Centre) Terminal 2 will produce 40% less emissions and will be the world’s first terminal to achieve an `excellent’ BREEAM rating.
Luis Vidal & partners / Pacall+Watson - Terminal, The Design Solution - Retail Masterplan Architects, Aedas / Grimshaw – Car Park
Heathrow Airport Limited
Winner LDA's UK Lighting Design Awards 2015 – Public Project of the year
Winner Lux Award 2014 – Industrial & Transport Building of the year
Winner WIN Awards 2014 – Lighting Project Category