Grand Place of Brussels light and sound showcase


Client : Beliris

Years : 2006-2013

Design team : CORTEN – RIMOUX temporary partnership - consultants : L. DANDREL and Ph. LEBLANC

Scope of appointment : Full appointment (design and implementation)

Grand Place of Brussels light and sound showcase


The thinking behind the lighting scheme is to preserve the site’s heritage, environment and spirit, through such principles as the creation of a “living” atmosphere within the space, by working as much as possible from the inside of the buildings and highlighting their facades to emphasise the combination of uniform and singular features within the Place.


The beauty of an urban site is also expressed by the quality of the sounds that are perceived within it. Each day, at midday and at nightfall, a sound event will mark time on the Grand Place and create a genuine identifying marker.