THE ARCHES AT ABERFOYLE
HONDE VALLEY | ZIMBABWE
Aberfoyle Art Gallery is a privately owned art gallery and exhibition venue, situated in the lush Honde Valley in Zimbabwe. The intent was to have a modern, multifunctional venue with lighting to suit its needs. To achieve this, Check Point Consulting worked with RLS on a modular track lighting system that boasts appeal and flexibility for a space that would be used for a variety of different occasions. The A-Line lighting system was the perfect solution as this system incorporated the galley spotlights to highlight artwork along with track- mounted Linears providing general lighting within the main gallery.
We also included an up-light lighting element for a soft wash of the arched ceilings providing indirect ambient lighting. All of these elements are individually controlled by the intelligent daliTECH Omega offering the best lighting levels for any event.
Walking out onto the double volume-covered balcony, you are greeted by a beautiful soft golden glow created by the bespoke solid rod pendants suspended from the arched beams above. The pendants feature a custom adjustable mounting bracket which allows the pendants to suspend parallel to one another, with a beautiful dimmable carbon filament style LED lamp creating the perfect atmosphere to relax and take in the view of the surrounding nature.
Within the main boardroom, we supplied a suspended Linear Mini with direct and indirect lighting which too can be set at the desired light level. The office is fitted with our Sky 350 dimmable pendants along with Mito 205 downlights and all bathrooms are illuminated with the Mito 135 downlights. Nasa vapour proof fittings have been used to provide lighting for all storerooms and back-of-house areas. All Exit points will lead you safely out of the building with our illuminated Emergency Exit signs. Exterior walkways are illuminated by our Geo Bulkheads.
Architects & Interior Designers: Architectural and Planning Studio, Zimbabwe, Contractors: Hydro Power Contractors, Quantity Surveyors: Hawkins Leshnick and Bath, Structural & Civil Engineers: Dickie and Kunaka, Electrical Engineers: Check Point, Mechanical Engineers: QED, Landscape Architect: K-A Goddard, 3D Rendering & Visualisation: Gift Mutotera - The Loft