As part of the various upgrades to public spaces in and around Johannesburg for the 2010 World Cup, the Southern Gateway public space is the entrance portal to the Ellis Park Sports Precinct.
Ikemeleng Architects was appointed by the JDA to implement the design of this prominent corner location which included organic pedestrian movement routes, landscaping, specialised lighting, an art sculpture and parking facilities. The specialised lighting/ lanterns lined the movement flows through this space whilst still speaking to the design language of the precinct. The sporting activities housed within the precinct were captured by engraving sporting figurines into the side walls of the concrete light lanterns.
The general lighting for the area was achieved by using Regent Sun luminaires mounted on 6m poles. The specialized concrete light lanterns were designed by Ikemeleng Architects and Regent were approached by Selanya Consulting Engineers to ensure that the correct illumination of the steel cage was achieved. We designed and manufactured a special shield that mounts to the top of the cage and used our Sputnik 70W metal halide luminaire with an 8 degree beam spread to achieve this. With the Sputniks high quality reflector system we are able to achieve a controlled 8 degree beam spread enabling the light to effectively and efficiently hit the targeted shield and illuminate indirectly back down to highlight the cage.