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CAMBRIDGE C3

Applelec LED Light Sheet was selected to deliver illumination to glass art pieces for the award winning C3, Cambridge Community Church.


A multi-million-pound church and community hub, the new-build project in the centre of Cambridge was designed by BCR Infinity Architects. Working closely with representatives from the various teams within the local and active church community, the design ensured the space would meet both their needs and visitor requirements.

The £4.5m project features a state-of-the-art congregation, performance, and service space for 600 people, as well as world class audio-visual facilities. Radial in design, the building is an impressive space of steel and glulam structures, clad in brick and topped with a vast sedum roof.


Adorning the exterior of the modern space are a series of illuminated art pieces that explore several liturgical themes. Created by architectural glass artist Sarah Galloway, the artworks were commissioned for the church, where the individual pieces represent one of four seasons, with each incorporating design elements pertaining to biblical references to creation, heaven, journeys, water, oil, light, and fire.

Complementing the glass artworks, double sided Applelec LED Light Sheet was selected to help accentuate the intricate patterns on both the front and reverse sides of the bespoke art pieces. Created at 2070x900mm in 8mm profile option, the slim light panel neatly slotted behind the designs, delivering seamless internal lighting to the artworks. Selected in cool 5300K LED option, the backlit option provided a further contemporary element to the artworks, which denote the modern building as a church to passers at all times of day and night.


Architectural glass artist Sarah Galloway said: ‘As the artwork was created for a high level, external installation, Applelec LED Light Sheet was an obvious choice due to the light-weight quality and robustness of the LED panel. Applelec Lighting provided excellent customer service throughout the process, advising on the best approach to ensure the desired effects for the design would be achieved.’

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