It’s constructed from white Portland stone and was designed by Percy Thomas, who received RIBA’s bronze medal for architecture for his work. While it was home to Swansea City Council for decades, since 1996, it has been used solely as the city’s law courts and council administration offices.
In a bid to illuminate the huge structure for events and celebrations, Swansea City and County Council approached Zumtobel Group with whom they had an existing relationship. As the experts in outdoor architectural lighting, acdc proposed a new lighting scheme and provided a demonstration to show the clients how their vision could be achieved.
The Guildhall is a Grade I listed building, and as such, the team worked closely with Historic Wales, the contractors and council to minimise any impact on the fabric of the building while maximising the lit effect.