Lumiere Light Festival 2018

Posted by Fabio Petrella
22 Jan 18

Wolff Architects visited the Lumiere Light Festival this month as part of our Social CPD. Lumiere London is a light festival that takes place over four evenings, from Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st January 2018. It showcases the capital’s spectacular and iconic architecture and streets, with more than 50 works created through the vision of leading UK and international artists.

The main streets of the west end were closed off, allowing pedestrians to roam freely around the various sites. The striking station clock projected onto the Royal Café Hotel was particularly captivating. Projected onto a Grade II listed façade, the audio-visual projection stretched from the entrance to the Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre on the ground floor to the Dome Penthouse high above Piccadilly Circus. 

The colourful cord construction, within St James’s Park, illuminated the square by night creating a striking rainbow spectacle. The feature was definitely a Wolff Architect’s favourite which we visited twice.  

One feature we regrettably didn’t manage to visit was the iconic Westminster Abbey. French digital artist Patrice Warrener’s brought Westminster Abbey to life by incorporating sculptural details in his distinctive colourful style. The projection highlights the architectural mastery of the building, enabling us to witness the glorious statuettes of 20th-century martyrs reimagined. Perched unobtrusively on the facade above the Great West Doors, the figures are transformed into kaleidoscopic illuminations, a tribute to their lives in technicolour. 

A fabulous event yet again this year, Wolff Architect's will definitely be returning next year.