New Road Hotel (London)
For the restructuring of this building, which used to be a textile factory, the goal was to create a modern and informal space respecting the historicity of the place and its "industrial" feel. The renovation involved the preservation of a great number of walls in rough masonry and of the cast iron frames belonging to the original large windows and partitions, all in cast iron. For this purpose, the Freeline system was well suited, and thanks to the minimalism of its aluminium bars, it perfectly suited this context of industrial recovery, becoming the main lighting of the entire ground floor: hall, bar, restaurant, corridor, bathrooms, as well as the meeting & leisure room - where Freeline has been integrated into a modern home automation system. The project structures the system in different ways for all the different environments, creating straight lines, oblique, zigzag and "playing" using the three dimensions. In total, over 160 metres of Freeline structure and 113 light points were used, mainly "plates" (F45L12) while 7 spots (F45L02) were reserved for the lighting of the bar counter. The project manager and our client was CMT Design & Construction company from London, while the interior design project was designed by the architect Ian Hopwood, of Salisbury's Symthesis Architecture studio.
Interior Design: Synthesis Architecture