Lighting a place of worship often requires specialist advice and support, to ensure the existing fabric of the building is always protected and ensure its character is not diminished.
Lighting these spaces well can have a deep impact on a person’s experience, to move around the space freely and appreciate the culture and ancestry of their surroundings. Projects in places of worship can often be challenging, as lighting fixtures cannot always be directly replaced and might require retrofitting.
Places of worship have the further challenge of unique architecture, that can require a unique blend of accent and general lighting to adequately illuminate these spaces.
GDS has been working with places of worship spaces for 15 years, bringing a wealth of experience in delivering the best lighting design and quality light fittings to a scheme.
Given the sensitivity of working with places of worship, we will provide you with samples and lighting visualisations so you are fully aware of the impact a scheme will make.
Our focus is to respect the fabric of the building, whilst working closely with the elements that make the space significant.
Our Special Project department gives us the ability to create bespoke fittings or to retrofit your existing fittings, enabling us to be minimalist in our impact or make a striking impression.
A lighting design scheme from GDS will select fittings that are sympathetic to the original design or alternatively retrofit your existing fittings. In either instance, the result will be energy-efficient lighting that is in keeping with the building’s architecture.
Having worked with place of worship for the last 15 years, we appreciate how to make the most of every architectural feature and how to avoid dark spaces, often associated with places of worship.