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New-look Auckland Ferry Terminal enhances the cityscape

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February 8, 2013

New-look Auckland Ferry Terminal enhances the cityscape

The iconic Auckland Ferry Building has had a makeover, including new external LED lighting provided by Philips Lighting, which is designed to enhance the architectural values of the heritage building and add to the overall nightscape of Auckland’s waterfront.

“Lighting has the power to transform cities by highlighting the features of key landmarks and adding a sense of drama and excitement to the cityscape, but it is often overlooked in urban design,” said David Procter of Philips Lighting New Zealand.

Salmond Reed Architects proposed adding external lighting as part of their engagement to undertake general maintenance work on the building, and the idea was supported by the building’s owners, Auckland City Council, Heart of the City and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.

Philips Lighting provided all aspects of the LED lighting project, including design consultation, managing the installation with a local contractor, the programming, commissioning and overall project management.

Philips Colour Kinetics products are used in the lighting installation, which provide different spectrums of white light, enabling different visual effects, and are ultra-long-life with minimum maintenance requirements. An iPlayer3 enables the lighting system to be fully controlled and adjusted to change between crisp, white light and warm, soft light and to dim the lights as required.

Both the marine environment and the New Zealand Historic Places Trust protections on the Ferry Building added complexities and meant that every element of the project needed to be executed precisely.

“The entire project has been completely seamless, from the supply of the light fittings, to the ultimate performance of the lights. The design and position has been perfect and has complemented our designs effortlessly,” said Arne Cobb of Salmond Reed Architects.

As well as the aesthetic value of the new lighting, it is significantly more energy efficient (LED lighting is up to 80% more energy efficient than conventional lighting) and there are additional benefits from a better-lit public space.

The Auckland Ferry Terminal is located in the centre of Auckland city on the waterfront and is the hub of the ferry network. It provides services that connect Auckland City and North Shore City and some locations in Waitakere and Manukau. Over 13,000 passengers pass through the Ferry Terminal every day.

About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2011 sales of EUR 22.6 billion and employs approximately 121,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.

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