Perth City Council Building, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Client: City of Perth

Council House first opened in 1963 and became known as the most important example of modernist architecture in Perth. The building’s distinctive external T-shaped ‘sunbreaker’ panels are a distinctive part of the building’s appearance and provided both concealment and illumination opportunities for a refreshed lighting scheme.

Working in conjunction with NDY Perth office, NDYLIGHT oversaw the concept design and documentation phases of the project, which in addition to the façade, also included the main entry and the cantilevered canopy at roof level. The entire installation is controlled by a Pharos Lighting Playback Controller and a touch screen panel connected to a power over ethernet backbone. The system is user programmable to allow for bespoke lighting scenes for specific events.

The results have proven a spectacular addition to the Perth skyline with adaptability that will provide a unique and lasting image for visitors and residents for years to come.