London’s Evening Standard newspaper had a preview of the refurbished Garden Museum just before opening, and declares it a glorious makeover. DHA worked with the museum staff, Dow Jones Architects & exhibition specialists, GUM, to bring new life to the church & striking new copper-clad pavilions in the church grounds. The interior of the church now houses a refreshed exhibition, shop and a versatile space for evening events, seminars & talks. DHA’s lighting combines new exhibition lighting with concealed architectural fixtures that can change the interior of the space for different uses in the evening.
After lighting Ming: 50 Years that Changed China in the new 70m long Special Exhibitions Gallery, DHA Designs were delighted to be asked by the BM to light this autumn’s blockbuster exhibition. Designed by Real Studios, with graphics by the BM, DHA worked closely with the team and curators to light the hundreds of objects on display. These varied from tiny jewellery and coins to huge crosses and sculptures.
The exhibition received 5-stars from Jonathan Jones in The Guardian and tickets can be booked from the British Museum via their website here
DHA were very happy to receive the Highly Commended certificate for the lighting scheme for Navy, Nelson & Nation at this year’s Lighting Design Awards. The shortlist of the Public Building category ran to nine projects, so the judges had a very difficult time determining the final winner (T2 at London Heathrow by Hoare Lea & studioFRACTAL).
The Public Building category is one where DHA have received considerable success at the Awards, and our tally now stands at:
2015 – Highly Commended: Navy, Nelson & Nation Gallery, National Maritime Museum
2014 – Winner: Mary Rose Museum
2012 – Winner: Atmosphere Gallery, Science Museum
2011 – Highly Commended: Medieval & Renaissance Galleries, V&A Museum
2009 – Highly Commended: Bollinger Jewellery Gallery, V&A Museum
2007 – Winner: Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Museum
2003 – Winner: Imperial War Museum of the North
DHA were delighted to receive the award in the Leisure category at this year’s Lighting Design Awards for their work at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool with Haworth Tompkins Architects. The scheme was up against a strong shortlist, including the Globe Theatre & London Aquatics Centre.
This award continues an incredible run of accolades for the refurbished theatre, including the RIBA’s Stirling Prize, a Civic Trust Award, an LABC Excellence Award, a Stage Award for Theatre of the Year, and nominations for several more yet to be judged.