Quite literally visualising success

We have received the Visualisation Award at the Society of British and International Design (SBID) Awards 2016 for our work with the Cumberland Suite Art Gallery, Hampton Court Palace.

The project comprised a series of visualisations which showed the proposed refurbishment and the lighting design to illuminate both the paintings and the interior space of the Cumberland Art Gallery. This allows visitors to view artworks from the Royal Collection in a stunning setting, which reflects the palace’s history as a home for the work of artists such as Holbein, Caravaggio and Gainsborough.

Our lighting team developed a scheme to illuminate the paintings while minimising impact on the sensitive building fabric. Our CGI team then combined its expertise in the niche area of accurate lighting visualisation, with a mastery of 3D-modelling and physically-based rendering tools, to create photo-realistic visuals. The result proved highly effective in communicating design ideas and showing how the gallery would look.

Winning an SBID Award is an amazing achievement, with all 14 categories assessed by a technical panel, a public vote and a panel of leading industry experts, who look for outstanding examples of technical content and aesthetic creativity. The SBID Awards are regarded as one of the highest accolades of interior design excellence and continue to celebrate outstanding projects from the industry.

Karam collects the award

Click here to view the visualisations (must use Internet Explorer)

Karam Bhamra from our CGI team said: “It means a lot to us to have the quality of our work recognised by the judges. We didn’t think we would win as this is the first time we have entered the SBID Awards and the standard in the category is really high… we are absolutely delighted!”

Congratulations to all those involved; we look forward to seeing more amazing things from our lighting and CGI teams in years to come.