Across the globe as urban populations grow, investment in urban real estate, infrastructure and renovation is becoming more prominent.
Architectural lighting as part of this investment can provide a city with it’s own identity.
Whether it’s a building or structure, modern or heritage, lighting is key in ensuring locals can, want and feel proud to experience their home town or city at night.
Explore the Night - Love the city
What can bring tourists into a city, a space and be the reason they return, is the use of architectural lighting to bring the city to life at night. Through the subtle integration of lighting into the architecture, visitors will see the city differently at night - potentially drawing them into an area surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops - increasing dwell time and potentially overall spend within an area. In our new guide we discuss the use of lighting to provide a city's identity and give examples of projects completed.
Explore the Night case studies
Avala Tower, Belgrade
Creating a town's unique identity at night
As urban populations grow around the world, there’s increasing investment in land, property and infrastructure. When councils and municipalities include architectural lighting in this investment, they’re helping to create a unique identity for their towns and cities. Whether it’s through lighting a heritage building or a modern structure, this investment allows locals to experience their home town or city at night in a way they may never have experienced it before, creating a sense of pride. Architectural lighting brings cities to life at night – enticing tourists into urban spaces and areas where there are shops, bars or restaurants, increasing...
Lighting a façade - what should be considered?
A lighting scheme can influence whether we will come back again, it helps shape our urban space in the hours of darkness, bringing out the materials, textures & finishes of the surfaces around us. New technologies have enabled lighting to be considered earlier in the design process allowing for the luminaires to be integrated providing a seamless & integrated solution so that by day the building is seen in full view and then by night the luminaires and the lit effect brings the building to life.
Carlisle Citadel Case Study
We have worked closely with Cumbria Council and have worked closely to achieve new schemes for Carlisle Citadel, railway station, station hotel and Griffin pub, with other projects including the Crown and Mitre pub also in the pipeline. A range of acdc luminaires bring these buildings to life and in this complete case study we talk you through the lighting schemes created for these buildings and discuss why Cumbria Council wanted to invest in architectural lighting for their city.