Council has turned on Nón Lá Lights
Published Tuesday, 5th July 2016
A new light installation that is not only functional, but also a beautiful artwork, has been switched on in Cabramatta Town Centre.
The Non La Lights, designed by Sydney firm Electrolight in collaboration with Event Engineering, are a permanent installation and another step in the ongoing upgrade of the Town Centre
Mayor of Fairfield City Mayor Cabone said design of the lights celebrates and enhances the Vietnamese contribution to Cabramatta’s cultural heritage.
“This stylish addition is part of Council’s plan to revitalise the infrastructure and improve the amenity of the Cabramatta Town Centre’s streetscape,” Mayor Carbone said.
Nón Lá Lights are an ensemble of 40 spun copper hats that form a golden canopy suspended above Dutton Lane. The lights are designed to provide dappled shade during the day and stylish beacons at night.
An Electrolight spokesman said that by using only reflected light, each copper leaf hat worked as a small lantern. From afar the lights morph into a glittering ensemble that float delicately over the streetscape, providing a soft warm light against the night sky.
Mayor Carbone said the Non La Lights were part of the $1.2 million Cabramatta Town Centre upgrades.
“This will complement the Dutton Lane redevelopment by revitalising and refreshing the streetscape and public domain in Cabramatta,” Mayor Carbone said.
“The upgrade also includes new seating, renewed landscaping, efficient lighting and a new Exeloo in Cabravale Park.”
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