The Sussex Cellar is an amazing new space designed by MJP Architects for Berry Bros & Rudd, the oldest wine merchants in the country.
The creative design by the architects has a tiled, curving vaulted ceiling over a double height space all of which is underground. A real cellar with no daylight.
The lighting has to be flexible. It has to be suitable for the famous Wine School and for dining and events of all kinds. The Wine School needs higher levels of illumination to see the colours of wines. Dining needs lower levels of intimate light and for AV presentations the screens must not be lit.
The challenges and innovative solution designed by Sutton Vane were recognised in the Lighting Design Awards 2016 where the design received a Highly Commended accolade in the Integration category.
It is not the first time Sutton Vane has achieved success in the awards event, featuring regularly in the shortlists across a range of project types. This year’s programme saw the practice appearing in shortlists for three separate categories.
See the full story of the Sussex Cellar project here