On the site of a former oil harbor, a new residential area with 10,000 dwellings will be constructed. The Lighting Master Plan is meant to give guidance to the development of Kruunuuorenranta by creating a functional lighting plan and by introducing an attractive nightscape seen from a distance. Both the proposed landscape and illumination plan anticipate on the natural sources in terms of quality of darkness, use of local materials and site heritage. By emphasizing the natural scenery a strong sensation of being in Kruunuvuorenranta has been created.
The water surface provides a highly reflective foreground which, when fluid, will create a broken, animated reflection of the lit image of the waterfront – in effect almost doubling the perceived quantity of light present when viewed from across the water. Light will therefore be minimized and be used sensitively to reveal gateways, selected heritage features and Neighborhood Lantern Pegs.
Author: West8 and partners Speirs & Major
Team: Martin Biewenga, Perry Maas, Christian Gausepohl, Ela Chojecka, Gaspard Estourgie, Jan Nijs, Karsten Buchholz, Maarten van de Voorde, Maria Eugenia Castrillo, Ronald van Nugteren, Sima Agisheva, Gaspard Estourgie and Maarten van de Voorde.
Location: Helsinki, Finland...read more