Issue 114

Feb/Mar 2020

arc Feb/Mar 2020 – Issue 114

It’s that time again…
We’re all set for another foray to Frankfurt…

It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since we were last on our way to the Messe Frankfurt for the behemoth that is Light+Building. A lot has changed in that time, both internally (I was a wet-behind-the-ears Assistant Editor back then) and in the wider world too (you can stop asking us about Brexit now, it’s happened. We’re all very sorry!), and I’m personally really looking forward to jetting off to Frankfurt to find out more about the latest trends and innovations that are set to rock the lighting industry.

The arc team will, of course, be there for the duration of the show, alongside our pals from darc, so be sure to stop by our stand (FOY12, just outside Hall 4.1) to say hello, or buy us a drink in the Irish bar!

In this issue you can find out more about just a small smattering of the new products that will be on show in our extensive Light+Building preview. Make sure you keep an eye out for our review in issue 115, looking back on all the highlights from the event.
Stepping away from Light+Building for a moment, we’re very fortunate at arc to be able to travel to a variety of trade shows, conferences and light festivals around the world. Because of this we’ve seen more than our fair share of airports and train stations – some nicer than others!

With that in mind, arc 114 features a special Transport focus, looking at a number of very cool transport-centric projects from around the world. Coolest amongst these is our cover feature on the amazing Jewel Changi in Singapore. You’ve no doubt already seen images of the amazing building, featuring the world’s largest indoor waterfall, and in this issue we talk with Lighting Planners Associates about what went into illuminating such a remarkable building.

I was also lucky enough to sit down with Andrew Whalley, Chairman and Partner at Grimshaw, to discuss the architecture firm’s impressive portfolio, and it’s approach to light (he had high praise indeed for the work of lighting designers!). The firm has worked on some amazing sites, including a number of high-profile transport projects around the world, so it’s well worth checking out.

This packed out issue also features Part 1 of our Festivals of Light round-up, featuring Lumiere Durham, Copenhagen Light Festival, the [d]arc award-winning Winter Lights, and many more.


Matt Waring