The Mitchell Library sits adjacent to the M8 motorway a short distance from Charing Cross and was relit as part of the 'City of Light' strategy as the existing scheme was nearing it's end of life and did little to model the fantastic relief to be found within the architecture. The first picture on the right shows the original lighting scheme which is a product of it's day being restricted to floodlighting rather than architectural illumination which this building was crying out for.
Lightfolio were engaged to devise this new scheme including testing and working closely with the City's planning department to realise this bold undertaking.
The results speak for themselves. The building is fully ,modelled in warm and cool white tones with both front and backlighting of the architecture being employed to delineate and define the form. This reveals the full character and majesty of the building and dramatically enhances it's place after dark within the cityscape.
Grateful thanks goes to Photographer Jim Moore for his amazing front facade shot taken upon completion of the scheme, to this day it is still the best we have seen, well done Jim!