Saturday, 31 March 2012

Giffin Square lighting

So, the new lighting on Giffin Square has finally been installed, which hopefully means that the public realm works are nearing completion and we might actually get to use the square in the near future.

It's a difficult one this. Looking at the number of lighting units on the poles, it seems that the square is going to be very well lit, which is good.

On the other hand, the black material combined with the design of the lighting units (in particular the rather ugly connection between the poles and the lighting units) makes them look rather lumpy and also quite sinister.

On the plus side, at least they are upright and less gimmicky than the other lighting solutions we've seen in all the other new public realm works in the area.


Chris (Deptford) said...

Wonky lighting doesn't seem to be exclusively a Deptford thing. I've spotted them at the open space next to the new Cananda Water Library. They do look odd there too

Gilbert said...

Not wonky but still dystopian. They look like clusters of CCTV cameras.

Anonymous said...

Where are the trees? Wouldn't a bit of grass been a better use of the space?

poitse said...

there were trees proposed (quite a few) - however there seems to be little evidence of them yet - i wonder why?