Heathrow Terminal 2A

Heathrow Terminal 2A
Award winning lighting helps create world class airport

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”

Barry Weekes - Head of design, Heathrow Airport Limited

About

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.

Request a brochure

Gallery
Location

London

Architect

Luis Vidal & partners / Pacall+Watson - Terminal, The Design Solution - Retail Masterplan Architects, Aedas / Grimshaw – Car Park

Client

Heathrow Airport Limited

Status

Completed

Awards

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

Testimonial
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 that has helped Terminal 2 deliver amazing spaces for our passengers, airlines, retailers and staff to enjoy. Feedback secured from the airport community regarding the overall combination of ceiling design and natural/artificial lighting has been extremely positive, reflecting the success of the user-focused design approach and the importance Heathrow places on Lighting within the passenger experience.”

Barry Weekes - Head of design, Heathrow Airport Limited

Heathrow Terminal 2A