Light Lab and Spiers and Major have lit a 90m long pedestrian tunnel at King’s Cross Station using an integrated LED lightwall.
Due to open later this month the ‘cut and cover’ underground passage connects Arup’s western concourse of King’s Cross Station, a project which was highly commended in the LDAs last year, to the north-east corner of One Pancras Square Office Building.
The curving tunnel was built by Allies and Morrison Architects. The lightwall contains 190 controllable pixels set behind 12mm toughened glass. The LED Trimless Panel from Light Lab is capable of emitting the full RGB spectrum as well as a white light spectrum from 3000k to 6000k.
The seamlessly joined glass wall is backlit with LED light bulbs and provides a continuous curved appearance, with no shadow lines.
During its opening months the wall will display an artwork called Pipette, which has been created by The Cross Kings and Tom Sloan Design.
The lighting design concept by The Cross Kings uses muted pastel colours to create a soothing and relaxing feel for people walking through the tunnel.
Partner at Allies and Morrison Architects, Graham Morrison, said about the tunnel:
a new threshold for King’s Cross – welcoming, positive and happy – an invitation.