Bouillon heritage feature lighting scheme
THE BASTION DE BOURGOGNE / THE MAISON DE LA POULIE / THE CHURCH OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL
Client : Municipality of Bouillon
Years : 2012-2015 (works in progress)
Design team : Radiance 35, ScPRL (with the collaboration of Jacques Fryns)
Scope of appointment : Full appointment (design and implementation)
Le Bastion de Bourgogne (listed building):
Desire to reinforce the initial military nature of the building by focussing on the details that identify it as such, such as the loopholes and the turret.
Sober lighting, highlighting the materials using warm shades of white (turret).
More colourful lighting used for loopholes. Falling within the “green and blue path” theme of the Lighting Plan and qualified as ‘‘river heritage’’, touches of blue light illuminate each loophole and reinforce the notion, of activity inside the Bastion.
La Maison de la Poulie (listed building):
Desire to respect the original sobriety and functionality of the building.
The new lighting is limited to the front façade, under the roof, by means of a soft white light. At night, the roof remains in the dark and the façade lighting gives the impression of a light, floating building that it does not have during the day.
The church of Saints Peter and Paul:
Desire to highlight the identifiable elements such as the bell tower and the semi-circular masonry of the apse (upper section).
Spot-lighting of drawings, reliefs and architectural details, with warm white shades of light.
Allow the inhabitants of Bouillon a see the abstract compositions of the stain glass windows by lighting them from inside in the evening.
The wall-mounted lanterns are restored and preserved.