Watermael-Boitsfort Lighting Plan (Brussels)

"Progressive movements"


Client : Municipality of Watermael-Boitsfort

Year : 2014

Design team : Radiance 35 ScPRL

Scope of appointment : Full appointment (scheme design)

Watermael-Boitsfort Lighting Plan (Brussels)

The commune of Watermael-Boitsfort had lost its legibility at night due to an apparent lack of logic, not only in the distribution of white and orange light sources, but also in the type of urban/functional appliances used.

To improve the night-time legibility of the urban fabric, the redefinition of the street lighting, locality by locality, translates into three themes:

  • The reinforcement of neighbourhoods and polarities (definition of three poles),
  • The modernisation of models,
  • White as the preferred shade (between 3000 et 4000K) to highlight the green aspect. 

The municipality's street grid is punctuated by landmarks. These “urban moments” are important both in terms of the architecture and the landscape and of use.
We propose to provide special lighting at these specific locations.
The network of local nodes serves to reinforce the general legibility of the municipality by providing luminous markers at the main nodes of the municipality’s urban structure. These markers can be either specific architectural items or landscape features.