Project Name: RACV Royal Pines – Ballroom and Pre-function area
Lighting Designer: Tony Dowthwaite of Tony Dowthwaite Lighing Design (TDLD)
Architects: DBI Architects
Interior Design: Joesph Pang Design
Intralux Product Used On Project: Enepro X & Kove Professional
RACV Royal Pines – Shines in a new light!
TDLD (Tony Dowthwaite Lighting Design) was approached to be a part of the design team for the RACV Royal Pines Ballroom and Pre-function room refurbishment located on the Gold Coast. Led by DBI (architects) and Joseph Pang Design (interior design), the team worked together to create an interior suitable for all manners of occasions.
What is RACV? A premier events venue located on the Gold Coast which plays host to weddings, business conferences, product launches, galas’ and more.
As with all commercial project work the design team worked within cost guidelines that meant the inheritance of the ceiling/coffer forms in the ballroom from the previous design as one example. The brief was to produce a lighting design that was both functional for various types of conference, and flexible enough for intimate evenings of dining and dance. The main method of achieving this is, of course, lighting control however a combination of difference lighting technologies and techniques also contributed to the desire and ability to create ‘light texture’.
One aspect of the lighting design was the use of recessed down lighters – the downlighting systems utilizes various highpower LED performance fixtures given the high ceiling spaces involved. The majority of the down lights used in this project are the locally produced Intralux Enepro X fixtures which feature the high quality and highly praised Xicato LED Technology. These fixtures were selected for both these reasons, local manufacture and quality of light source.
The characteristics of these LED’s are ideal for interior spaces such as this where consistent, high quality CRI (colour rendering index) is paramount along with the the high efficacy values for achieving ‘required’ illuminance levels whilst complying with J6 of the BCA (Building Code of Australia). Combined with these features, the extremely low glare at normal viewing angles made for a very pleasing outcome. Careful consideration to the comparability of the downlight package with the intended control system was tested during the design period which resulted in a trouble free commissioning period and handover to client.