Published on: May 27, 2009
Les Eclairagistes Associes have sent us the project that was inaugarated on 23rd of May in Bordeaux / France. It is a lighting design for the left bank of Garonne river that is running through the city.
Here is more info by LEA:
As a major work of town-planning, the left bank wharves of the river Garonne will be enhanced at night by illuminations which will present city-dewellers with an ambience in turn playful, festive or poetical.
There will be four uninterrupted luminous fringes, one for each distinct function :
- The space devoted to life : a welcoming and radiating fringe of the heritage of the old city.
- The boulevard : a functional fringe whose contours are determined by urban commuting.
- The plateau : the dynamic and brilliant fringe of the contemporary esplanade.
- The river-shores :a masterly and luminous fringe devoted to leisure, they shine and structure space by delineating the enbankment.
Five lighting sequences have been planned, each made up of a series of original and contrasted lighting-events; each of the numerous activities scheduled will have its own and unique sequence.
- Squares of light such as markets, car parks, city-squares, malls, and alleyways for walking; but also multiple function areas such as those giving access to warehouses, sportsgrounds furniture, commons, etc.
- Gardens of light whose play of light and shade will enhance the vegetal diversity of the park, of the Bourse garden (the stock-exchange garden), meadows, lawns, vegetal chambers…
Particular care has been given to the lighting material. Thus, two lamp-posts have been designed specifically to meet given requirements: a thirty metre high mast for the Place de la Bourse (the local Stock-Exchange), and a lamp-post of cut iron developed to match the specific atmosphere of the banks.
Posted by: Mitja Prelovsek