Medland Metropolis Lighting Design Takes out the IES Queensland Award for Excellence 2011

15 February 2012

The Queensland Ambulance Service Communications Centre within the Queensland Emergency Operations Centre Building has won the IES Lighting Design Awards highest honour – the Award for Excellence 2011. This was the highest award given at the function on the 4th November 2011 and is the only Award for Excellence granted for 2011.

The Queensland Emergency Operations Centre (QEOC) is a world-class facility, meeting the highest standards in communication and disaster co-ordination.  The centre has been designed to achieve 5 Star Green Star rating, using initiatives such as full water recycling, rainwater harvesting, low energy lighting and on-site power generation.  The building is a unique combination of innovative, complex engineering to ensure essential emergency services for disaster management, as well as innovative sustainability features, all packaged with great aesthetics.

Special lighting features that have gained this prestigious award are centred around the client’s brief of effective task lighting, glare control and a lighting solution that is maintained with minimal disruption to the users. Medland Metropolis’ innovative solutions, a twofold lighting design approach of indirect and task lighting and creatively overcoming the main challenges of glare, volume of the space, user comfort, variable work plane height and 24/7/365 critical operations allows the users to enjoy a visually open space that minimises glare, responds to the natural environment and provides task based flexibility down to the operator consoles. Care was taken to ensure that the users comfort levels and mindset was the priority to enable the “Triple 0” call operators to deal with stressful day to day situations in a calm and productive environment.

Congratulation to our Brisbane Team on their award and for further information please contact us on  [email protected].