The Septentrional Project, Lighting Plan
The Septentrional Project connects seven cities along the river in the Jiangjiang valley. Light pollution seriously impacts fauna and flora at night. That is why a lighting design strategy that would minimize its impact on the environment was developed as part of a contest study.
Each city has specificities that get revealed through light. Diverse nighttime atmospheres are created along the river, following the progressive change in the landscape between urban architecture and rural areas. Bridges, temples, industrial infrastructures and shelters are illuminated so that they can be seen from the top of the valley. Light creates beacons within a wild, nocturnal landscape.
These two principles can be refined based on the different uses witnessed on site.