supporting community connection
Newcastle Public Library
GE Edison Award for Environmental Design
IES Illumination Award of Merit
Newcastle Library is a place where the local community learns, gathers, and connects. Boldly colored, illuminated elements are used to engage the streetscape, while a light-filled building brings volume, humanized by warm ceilings and expansive glass, anchoring the site.
Dark Light provided solutions to many lighting challenges: varying volumes, low-reflectance finishes, varied visual requirements, and an abundance of natural light. The restrained fixture palette echoes the tectonic expression of the architecture, while high performance luminaires and placement of luminous objects ensure proper material rendering and occupant comfort. The straightforward design concept enhances this vital community resource in a purposeful and meaningful way.