Beardmore Park Steam Hammer
Beardmore Park
Glasgow
2005

Client:  Kelvin Clyde Greenspace
Lanscape Architecture by City Design Co operative.

Lighting design for an industrial artefact as a feature element for one of Glasgow’s newest park.
Colour changing floodlights, in special protective housings modelled on the shape of the steam hammer, are programmed to change periodically giving the hammer different signature “looks”.  LED striplights at the rear of the hammer are controlled by interactive PIR detectors which create a flicker as pedestrians walk past, animating the installation.
Two proposals were developed for lighting the steam hammer, with the first concept being declined permission by the local authority – they felt it would be a road hazard!  The completed scheme was switched on within budgert ten weeks after approval of the second concept design.