Archtonic Features OVI Lighting Designs From Scottish Parliament Building

Archtonic features OVI’s work from the 2004 project at the Scottish Parliament building in Edinburgh, Scotland.  The work was the result of the partnership between OVI and design architect, Enric Miralles/Benedetta Tagliabue with RMJM Scotland.

The Parliament of Scotland is unique not only for its design, but also for the diversity of lighting expertise required on a single project and the endurance demanded for its successful completion. Enrique Peiniger and Jean Sundin of Office for Visual Interaction (OVI) accepted the challenge – and achieved stunning results.

The project comprises not just one structure, but an entire complex of buildings and extensive grounds. The designers’ comprehensive scope of work concerned every area in the project and included interior and exterior lighting, artificial lighting, natural daylighting and high-precision TV/Broadcast lighting. Interior spaces ranged from an intimate cafe under a vaulted ceiling to the vast Debating Chamber for several hundred people. OVI fashioned unique and inspired lighting solutions in each space, and tailored their lighting to accommodate a challenging variety of architectural situations.

Scottish Parliament at night featuring the lighting design work of OVI

Scottish Parliament at night featuring the lighting design work of OVI

Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom



Design Architect:
Enric Miralles/Benedetta Tagliabue with RMJM Scotland
Lighting design:
OVI – Office for Visual Interaction
Enrique Peiniger, Jean Sundin

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