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Illuminating vision for Inverness Museum

July 11 2017

Illuminating vision for Inverness Museum
The Highland Council, together with Threesixty Architecture and Lightfolio, are proposing to reinvigorate the townscape around Inverness Museum & Art Gallery (IMAG) with a series of public realm, signage and lighting enhancements.

Vertical lighting and new surfaces will be used at the existing cultural building to improve accessibility and wayfinding to better integrate the old town with the castle and River Ness. This work will include a rationalization of signage on the current building, eschewing an earlier vision to overclad the property in gold anodized aluminium.

In a statement the architects wrote: “The illuminated fins and street works will create a unifying language which defines wayfinding over a large site, screen unsightly zones, and make the area safe, vibrant, and accessible to pedestrians. Through the installation of the illuminated fins, attention will be drawn away from the IMAG building and towards the streetscape, river, and castle. The lighting will be changeable and interactive, responding to specific events and festivals within the Highland capital. “

A future phase of work would establish a dedicated pedestrian route from IMAG to the historic Crown area of the city.


#1 Posted by Matt on 11 Jul 2017 at 13:23 PM
#2 Posted by RevMonk on 17 Jul 2017 at 14:19 PM
Lighting & signage improvement is nice but that over cladding job on the museum could be a hell of a lot better. The building needs something to help it be more striking/visually pleasing in the daytime... something to distract you from all the junkies hanging about outside McDonalds.
#3 Posted by David on 17 Jul 2017 at 15:51 PM
Illuminating? Am I missing something here? The image is in almost total darkness!!! It looks almost like a power-cut!!! Seriously unimpressive effort - 're-invigorate'? 'enhancements'? I just don't see anything that even remotely corresponds to the text that has been quoted.

Is this a wind up?...

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