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St Anton Hydropower

Prize(s) Honorable Mentions in Industrial Design
Company herward dunkel lichtdesign
Lead Designers Herward Dunkel
Other Credits al phitos by Sushi Peng
Completion Date end 2020
Project Location Bolzano Italy
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Entry Description


A theatre of lighting performing throughout an infrastructure deep within a hydropower station mountain. The unique installation of an environmental combination of the 1,000 metres tunnels of the power plant with the spectrum of changing color lighting enhances the relationship of mother earth and man’s co-existence. Already recognized as one of the ten most environmental friendly projects, it is the first hydropower project in Italy to receive such recognition. Leading the way in Europe where such efforts have been made to eliminate the negative impacts on the environment.

“Creating consciousness and promoting a different approach to energy supply from hydropower” is the essential message.

The lighting project reflects the cutting-edge of today’s hydropower technology. Its key aspect was to create an intersection between the technological environment and the mystical atmosphere of the mountain’s hidden beauty with the company values of environmental preservation, conservation of the natural fish stock and the people.