The Bullring, BirminghamThe External Environment
The redevelopment of Birmingham’s Bullring creates a new destination within the Cityscape. Free of vehicular traffic it comprises three key elements: Rotunda Square with its ‘Wands’ providing the node connection to the existing thoroughfares; St Martin’s walk linking down through the development; and St Martin’s Square with St Martin’s Church the focus. The lighting within each of these elements is fully integrated into the fabric and details. This eliminates the pedestrian clutter and fussiness of multiple lighting columns, relying on visual emphasis and focus to critical transition routes, steps and ramps with highlighting to define activity and provide visual hierarchy.