To provide a flexible lighting solution for a multi-functional space. Ghost notes is a restaurant / cafeteria by day and a Bar / nightclub / live venue by night. The solution needed to create a comfortable atmosphere in the restaurant yet provide the right blend of dynamic and functional lighting for night-time activities.
We fitted some RGBA LED tape into a custom made aluminium extrusion profile that we then attached to the ceiling next to the concrete beams. This way, the ceiling reflected the lights, softening the effect. We programmed the lights to change colours using a sound to light function to match the mood of the evenings. Some more LED tape was installed around the bar front to downlight it and we installed some Core Par 80s around the stage area to create a live performance space.
The primary stand out point was the uniqueness of the venue, an old parking lot, meaning that structurally, it was like no venue we had ever worked in.
Ballie Ballerson is a ball pit cocktail bar based in Shoreditch. Ballie Ballerson wanted to create a nightclub atmosphere using lighting and asked Halo to light their main ball pit both from both underneath and overhead. One important requirement was that the lights would generate movement at all time and never remain static.
Fort the ball pit, we designed and manufactured a 9m x 8m grid which we fitted with some RGB LED tiles. The tiles were programmed to constantly light up in different sequences and colours via a custom control system. We also installed lasers around the ball pit so that the beams would reflect off the balls. We completed the club atmosphere with some Haze machines.
The main challenge was at the design stage to make sure the lighting would fully reflect the uniqueness of the venues.
As one of f London’s largest multi function venues for corporate events, being part museum, part corporate event space and part restaurant, we were asked to install all the elements of a a lighting system, that would be versatile enough to supply architectural lighting as well as a full array of event lighting. This included all the infrastructure and electrical supply.
We installed a combination of LED architectural lighting, intelligent fixtures and a networked control system that allowed maximum flexibility and a fast turn around between one event and the next.
The sheer size of the venue: 4 main spaces to fit out: the auditorium, the two great arches and the gallery. our engineers transformed the bear brick space into a sophisticated cutting edge corporate venue within 6 weeks.
A former cinema opened in the 1930s and now a grade II listed building, Troxy was restored to its former glory following a major refit in 2007. The total capacity of the venue stands at 2,600, with a stalls area of around 800 while the upstairs balcony includes a front row of table seating for 200 VIPs, and a further 600 seats behind. Halo was asked to provide a complete lighting and rigging solution as part of the refit.
The Installation- according to Leo Batchelor, Night Magazine October 2007
Halo’s lighting installation has given the venue a full complement of Robe fixtures capable of a fantastic lightshow for both live and corporate events.
The two main trusses above the stage both include two bars of six Par 64s, two Martin Professional strobes, eight Robe 575 AT spots and eight Robe 575 AT washes as well as eight multi profile spots to project gobos onto the stalls. The rear truss has an extra four cell blinders, and the whole system is channelled through an Avo Pearl desk and a 48 channel dimmer, while a Martin Jem ZR33 smoke machine, a Le Maitre Neutron hazer and two Strand follow spots complete the installation.
With a fully kitted out stage and auditorium, a talented and committed management team and a stunning period auditorium, Troxy well deserves the hype that has surrounded its first few months of operation. Book early and beat the rush.