“The future of urban lighting” – to be exhibited in Hamburg
On the occasion of the LiTG Partner Event “Zukunftskonferenz Licht” in Hamburg, PLDC will be exhibiting the results of the Design Competition on “The future of urban lighting”, first presented in Paris in 2017.
Following a phase in which urban functions such as living, working, shopping and leisure were treated separately in our cities, the current trend is to return to a mix of all these activities, both in downtown areas as well as in the suburbs. This means that the public realm will be used more consistently around the clock, which in turn will lead to an increased need for appropriate lighting solutions outside daylight hours.
Urban lighting in the form of master plans with illuminated landmarks and purposefully designed lighting for traffic and circulation areas is due to be complemented by light-related factors that relate to human scale and well-being at night time. Besides the need for safety – shady characters shy away from light – these include the effort to design public spaces so they are more attractive and promote social life in the urban realm. Designers were encouraged to include interactivity and smart lighting to support this move.
The goal: human-oriented lighting design in the urban context.
The results of the competition are shown on 15. – 16. May, 2019, on the occasion of the Zukunftskonferenz Licht organized by the LiTG at the University of Applied Sciences Hamburg, Campus for Art and Media, Finkenau 35, 22081 Hamburg.
To see the exhibition, register for the LiTG Zukunftskonferenz Licht at www.zukunftskonferenz-licht.de