Lighting Concept of St. Josef Church Dresden

Lighting Concept of St. Josef Church Dresden

Reconstruction and extension of St. Joseph parish center Dresden-Pieschen


Space of encounter (Baptismal font)


Community hall


Chapel


Community center


Transport area


Eternal Light

Eternal Light

“Eternity”- Ruairí O’Brien competition entry for the Frechen Central Memorial

Ruairí O’Brien’s work of art “Eternity”, with its striking and at the same time simple elements in a material and metaphorical sense, forms a dignified space for remembering all victims of the National Socialist tyranny. The two vertical masts and the line of light floating horizontally between them mark and house the real Fre¬chen green space; At the same time, through the immaterial spaces in between, they inspire an unlimited mental wandering between times, spaces and events. A line crosses the sky and illuminates the ground below. At the same time, reference is made to the spatial and temporal significance of the topic. The meta-level created in this way, which can be perceived haptically / visually / with the senses, forms an expansion space and yet an ensemble with the information board designed for concrete, authoritative verbal information about the history.
“Simplicity gives complexity” – Simplicity allows and harbors great complexity here.
The work of art brings public attention to the central memorial site. It marks this central square as a central memorial day and night and symbolically refers to the places where the events took place. The work encourages you to linger, to pause, and offers flexible space for mediation work by institutions, groups and individual actors.
The line of light (bridge) that invites you to look, think and remember, it remains, it is always there.
The work of art has a noticeable day and night effect. Depending on the viewer’s location, depending on the time of year and day, depending on the weather, lighting conditions, environment and individual visitor’s condition, it develops its effect – sometimes more delicate, sometimes more intense, always with a long-distance and close-up effect.
Anyone who approaches the work of art opens up different perspectives and perceptions. Viewers are reflected in the masts, their gaze connecting their own self with the surroundings and the subject matter. The environment is reflected in it, light is reflected and directed.

German Embassy Dublin

German Embassy Dublin

Lighting concept for the design for the outdoor areas of the German Embassy in Ireland

In this project, our three focus areas of architecture, light and art/spatial art complement each other in an ideal combination for solving a demanding task. Suggestions were sought to give the courtyard area, which had been severely affected by various renovation work on the embassy building, a representative appearance again in the short term. As an interim farm improvement, we have developed suggestions for effective and easy-to-implement measures that give the farm area an attractive design and enable it to continue to be used.

Our concept proposals with a design idea that spans the different courtyard areas serve as the basis for the redesign. The total area of ​​the farm is approximately 1,200 m².

Client: Federal Office of Foreign Affairs

Illumination of the main avenue of the university hospital

Illumination of the main avenue of the university hospital

The lighting concept for the main avenue developed by Ruairí O’Brien is the first part of the associated development of the lighting master plan for the Carl Gustav Carus University Hospital in Dresden. The new lighting creates a uniform and contemporary appearance with high-quality light that takes into account the individual requirements of the individual sections of the approximately 500m long main avenue of the clinic and the immediately adjacent areas. In conjunction with the redesign of the listed avenue, an attractive and forward-looking appearance is created.