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Changzhou Culture Plaza

Prize(s) Winners in Exterior Architectural Illumination
Company Lichtvision Design
Lead Designers Raoul Hesse (project director), Ying Chien
Other Designer's names WES LandschaftsArchitekten (landscape architects)
Architecture Company gmp International
Client Changzhou Jinling Investment and Construction Co., Ltd
Photo Credits Schran Images
Completion Date 2020
Project Location Changzhou, China
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Entry Description

With multiple museums, a library and other service facilities, the Changzhou Culture Plaza is the cultural highlight of the newly created Changzhou city centre. The six independent pavilions cantilevers over the open public space in the centre of the site. A watercourse flows through the 17-hectare site, linking the various facilities together.

Using high poles around the complex, Lichtvision emphasizes the visual coherence from the six 50-meter-high pavilions’ façade. Linear underwater lighting highlights the watercourse for the retail and restaurant patrons. Additional linear and recessed ground luminaires provide accent lighting at trees, sculptures, benches, and handrails. Additional pole lights give general lighting along the pedestrian paths and other traffic routes.

Working with both gmp Architekten and the landscape architects at WES, Lichtvision had to fulfil the façade and public space lighting per the architect’s specifications while also creating the atmosphere around the watercourse and landscape desired by the landscape architect.
Company Description

Lichtvision Design is an international lighting design consultancy based in Berlin, Hong Kong and London. Since 1997 we work for architects, investors and operators on small projects to large developments. We act as independent consultants in all aspects of lighting design and planning. Known for our award-winning design, we balance technology and creativity, science with art. The design process of our multidisciplinary team is highly collaborative. It has evolved through years of working with internationally renowned architects, giving us global experience as well as local knowledge.