Illuminating heritage structures is a recognised manner to highlight our historical treasures in a landscape, neighbourhood, village or even a city. Lighting accentuates architecture and highlights the identity of a place. Lighting should be one of the ways to express cultural, historical and visual importance of heritage buildings.
Heritage connects the past and present of a settlement and can play a significant role in contemporary times. A well-lit heritage structure can potentially generate night tourism, ensure safety on streets, encourage community bonding and cultural events.
The safer and welcoming a city feels, the more its residents and visitors will enjoy it. Lighting creates exciting spaces that people want to spend time in - eating, drinking and taking in the sights. Using beautiful, energy-efficient lighting to creative vibrant social spaces can also have a dramatic effect on a city’s reputation. It enhances tourism and nightlife, generating valuable income for hotels, restaurants, bars and shops. So, the city becomes a more attractive destination for people and businesses. An investment in lighting practically pays for itself!
By altering the urban landscape, the relationship between the residents and their city can be redefined and their living environment enhanced.
- Welcome to ACEGDE!
- Viraasat- Lighting up Our Heritage Design Brief
- Before we begin...
- Submission Guidelines
- Submission Tutorial
- STAGE 1: Submission
- STAGE 1: Monuments Selected
- Lighting terminology
- Lighting Calculations
- Luminous flux
- Luminous intensity
- Illuminance and Luminance
- Colour rendering
- Colour temperature
- Additive Colour Mixing
- Electromagnetic waves
- Sources to generate light
- Incandescent and Halogen
- LED: Light emiting diode
- Lighting design principles PART 1: Why new principles
- Lighting design principles PART 2: New light effects
- Lighting design principles PART 3: New principles of lighting design
- Lighting Applications- Office
- Lighting Applications- Supermarket
- System- What is Architectural Lighting?
- Next-generation architectural lighting (part 1)
- Next-generation architectural lighting (part 2)
- Next-generation architectural lighting (part 3)