Lighting scheme for place Cardinal Mercier in Jette
"In the heart of Jette"
Client: Municipality of Jette (Brussels)
Years : 2014-2015 (in progress)
Design team : Radiance 35, ScPRL
Scope of appointment: Full appointment (design and implementation)
Following the Jette Lighting Plan submitted in 2012, a more detailed study was requested covering the (recently redeveloped) place Cardinal Mercier, with the aim of enhancing, as a structuring complex, its three key buildings, constructed during the second half of the 19th Century, in connection with the creation of the railway line under Leopold II, and for which a characteristic red brick was used.
The aim of the lighting scheme is to highlight the specific architectural features of each building within a coherent whole.
The Town Hall (listed building):
- illumination of the belfry (distant view)
- lighting of the silhouette and the decorative features
- emphasising materials and decorative motifs.
The station (listed building):
- emphasis of horizontality as a means of linking and guiding towards public transport
The church of Saint-Pierre:
- illumination of the bell tower (distant view)
- emphasis of buttresses and flying buttresses