Jerusalem is built on seven hills, and surrounded by valleys and dry riverbeds. The modern city has been undergoing a lot of new developments in the past decade.
In continuation with the Lighting Master Plan of the old city of Jerusalem and its surroundings, realized in 2012, the purpose of this new study was to redefine the night shape and the silhouette of the modern city of Jerusalem, its nightscapes and new nocturnal ambiances.
The hills, located in the inner city perimeter, will now play an important night role. Combined with lightings dedicated to pedestrians, the night images of the urban spaces will progressively change to build nocturnal links between the old and the modern city. Luminous moving and fading white lines installed on the tall buildings will draw falling stars in the skyline of Jerusalem. On the lower parts, luminous patterns will symbolize the primary writing signs.
The Lighting Master Plan for the whole city was thought to ensure a general consistency in the lighting system while reducing energy costs and light pollution. This new lighting strategy was completed and balanced by a light/dark concept in order to create a framework of darkness that could be implemented over the city in a holistic approach and that would match the city determination to protect natural areas of ecological interest.