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Ogorodnaya Sloboda Square

Prize(s) Winners in Landscape Lighting
Company Culture of Lighting
Lead Designers Julia Zharkova, Sergey Zhigalev
Completion Date December 2017
Project Location Ogorodnaya Sloboda lane, Moscow, Russia
Entry Description
Project brief: Re-think and renovate the old square to provide new experiences for Muscovites.
The core of lighting concept is the clear division of transit and leisure paths by the means of light: high illuminance values and uniformity of first are opposed to rhythm and contrast of second.
Hard surface and lightbulbs with warm functional light mark the transit path. The 4 meters wide main alley of the square barely used before now have become the central piece for the leisure strolls. Soft draining surface and decorative low lighting projecting graphical lines are used for this space.
The central element of the square is a circle, where the transit and promenade cross. It is highlighted with a circular bench providing a lighting 'halo' above.
Almost all luminaires were designed from scratch to fit the project needs.

Architecture: UTRO (Alena Zaytseva, Marina Yarmarkina, Margaret Leonova)
Photography: Olga Alekseenko/ Maksim Zharkov
Company Description
Culture of Lighting is an independent lighting design bureau founded in 2016.
We understand light as the important part of architecture, and work with architects and customers to provide original design service in architectural lighting, lighting masterplanning, urban lighting, landscape lighting and interior lighting.
To do all that you love is a power. That is why we set up our practice and that is why we are working at lighting design. We believe that the environment defines human consciousness so we intend to make cities more comfortable and beautiful.