Architecture Fringe 2023


02 Jun—11 June (10 dates)

Edinburgh & The Lothians Exhibition

Event Summary

An exhibition of photographs of Delighthouse, one of the winning installations from this year's Winter Stations competition in Toronto


Open 24 hours a day


02 Jun—11 June


The exhibition is a window display, visible from the pavement outside Helen Lucas Architects, 31-35 Marchmont Road, Edinburgh
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Helen Lucas Architects


Nick Green & Greig Pirrie

Installed on Woodbine Beach, Toronto, earlier this year, Delighthouse was one of eight art installations responding to the competition theme of Radiance. Designed by architect Nick Green and graphic designer Greig Pirrie, Delighthouse sought to reinterpret the traditional lighthouse typology into a technicolored, fairground-inspired landmark. Unlike the conventional 'warning' role, this lighthouse is a vibrant and playful beacon of fun and optimism drawing visitors to the beach during the winter months.

Inspired by the tapered and timber clad form of lighthouses around Canada, the structure consists of eight frames leaning into each other representing many parts coming together to find strength as a whole. A colourful pattern wraps around the tower, and casts onto ground panels which radiate outwards and anchor the tower to the ground.

This event will showcase photographs of the completed installation alongside images from the design and construction process. The exhibition is supported by Helen Lucas Architects and will be on display in the windows of the practice's offices on Marchmont Road, Edinburgh so that, like the original installation in Toronto, the design is freely visible to passers-by at all times.

Drone photography by Jonathan Sabeniano
Construction photography by Anex Works
All other photography by Nick Green & Greig Pirrie

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Other events in Edinburgh & The Lothians