The Office of the Premier and Cabinet Room

Project Outline

The lighting for the Office of the Premier and Cabinet Room was tailored to maximise the display of architecture, interiors and artwork as well as provide for low energy consumption and ease of maintenance.

The design philosophy was founded on the principles of indirect lighting being utilised as the main light source. Direct lighting was introduced to provide warm accents to artwork and key furniture. These principles were creatively woven together with a simple energy saving approach.

A minimal aesthetic was employed with the intent for lighting to merge with the architecture and enhance its qualities. The lighting outcomes craft both mood and atmosphere. Lighting is woven into the built fabric and astutely synchronised with natural light. The innovative lighting design sensitively reinforces the spatial qualities of key rooms and highlights the Western Australian focused interiors of finishes, artworks and furniture, as well as seamlessly merging new and old fabric. Using contemporary technologies and fittings, the lighting outcome binds the experience of place.

All lighting is controlled by an automated system with daylight sensors where applicable, melded together with carefully programmed scene settings. The whole complex is programmed to maximise daylight with 90% of the internal lighting using LED and fluorescent light sources. The approach to maximise the natural light meant that artificial light could be kept to a minimum, assisting with the overall budget. The long lamp life of the selected LED and fluorescent fittings results in low maintenance regimes. Light fittings were also strategically positioned to allow ease of access for replacement. A fully automated lighting system enables artificial lighting to be employed only when required.


Key Partners

Department of Finance, Building Management & Works

Cox Howlett & Bailey Woodland

Heritage Architect:
Griffiths Architects

Electrical Consultant:
Sinclair Knight Merz

Lighting Designer:
Point Of View


Electrical Contractor:

Alison Paine

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