Lighting scheme for the church of Saint-Denis and the greenhouses of the Liège botanical gardens

 

Client : City of Liege

Years : 2014 (in progress)

Design team : Radiance 35, ScPRL

Scope of appointment: Full appointment (design and implementation)

Lighting scheme for the church of Saint-Denis and the greenhouses of the Liège botanical gardens

These two lighting schemes fall within the scope of the City of Liege Light Plan (2005) and contribute not only to embellishing the heritage of Liege at night, but also to the safety of the surrounding areas.

The Church of Saint Denis:
The (listed) one thousand year old church bears witness to Liege's long history. Now surrounded by buildings, it was once situated at the outer limit of the city's fortifications.
The lighting highlights both its two upper volumes in order to emphasise its silhouette in the city (paradoxically highly visible from a afar), as well as various volumes and materials at street level, which bear witness to six periods of construction. The use of neutral shades provides a harmonious illumination while revealing the different shades of stone.

The botanical garden greenhouses:
These (listed) greenhouses contain an incredible variety of plant species. The lighting of these buildings has been designed to take account of the biological rhythm of the plants, by illuminating certain parts of the architecture only temporarily. A more light-hearted touch of colour is provided, that reflects the specific climatic conditions existing in each greenhouse.
The lighting of the park and its pathways is treated as an extension of this animation nocturne by showcasing plants (projections of light onto the ground or lighting of trees).