RETURNING THE OUTDOOR SPACE TO RESIDENTS
ewo’s mission and main objectives are often met when overcoming traditional obstacles – inefficiency can bring inadequate coverage of illumination, requiring more power threatening proper usage of urban environments as the sun dips below the horizon.
The redevelopment of the Piazzale Alpini project in Bergamo, implemented between 2018 and 2020, aimed to restore the square as a place of central importance to residents. Alongside substantial landscaping and wider development of the park, huge emphasis was placed on the materials used and environmental benefits for citizens in the areas.
As the lighting became a major focus for the park, ewo’s partnership with &GO Lighting Solutions was part of a wider collaboration with multiple contributors. Lighting design from Mario Morosini and further creative support from Studio Capitano Architetti, ensured removal of the previous lighting systems’ limitations, through modularity, soundly reasoned lighting design and a strong focus on aesthetics.
ewo CN600 luminaires were used with poles at 8m, chosen for the luminaires’ versatility and for their slender design aesthetic.
Utilising the variety of distributions available within each luminaire, other features like integration of security cameras in the poles, guaranteed a 24-hour security surveillance service.
Additionally, light management for the most important areas brought an optimised, dynamic approach with appropriate illumination values, alongside prioritisation of key areas and their relevance for illumination during pre-specified time slots.
All of this complemented the overall aim of the park’s wider redevelopment for which energy efficiency was an enormous overall objective, factoring in even the heat-reflective properties of the concrete paving.
The objective to empower wellbeing outdoors is rooted in our ability to illuminate efficiently and to bring a sense of security to spaces like these. Piazzale Alpini is yet another example of how collaboration and commitment to the things that matter, can re-deliver outdoor spaces to the public.
Project Management: &GO Lighting Solutions
Urban architect: Studio Capitano Architetti
Lighting Designer: Mario Morosini
Photographer: © Paolo Stroppa
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