LINETEC recently completed a custom lighting job in Tauranga.


The expansive lobby of a Tauranga cinema was looking for an exciting feature to make the cinema lobby space in the newly opened Tauranga Crossing shopping mall come alive.

Lighting Engineer Aaron Brown from the Bay of Plenty office of our NZ Agent Enhance light_for architecture contacted us to collaborate to create the spectacular large-scale light feature. Together we were able to bring to life the concept by Sydney-based lighting designers LLight to create a configuration of illuminated squares that simultaneously float and tumble across the ceiling.

“The tight timeframe of the project was a significant challenge. So, communication within our collaborative team was the key to its success. We needed this installation to be ready in time for the opening of the shopping mall.” – Aaron Brown

The team undertook the design, manufacturing and installation of the light feature, which consists of 17 squares, each with four light bars that make up a square. Each bar is held inside a 2m-long perforated bronze metal channel, which was then suspended in a 2m by 2m square. The lights are suspended at different heights from one another, often overlapping, to give them a dynamic, floating appearance.