As part of the run up to European Capital of Culture 2008 Graham Festenstein Lighting Design developed a new Lighting Strategy for Liverpool city centre with the aim of providing  a design approach for integration of architectural feature lighting and public realm schemes.

This work included an overall concept design , and sketch design proposals for over 80 buildings proposed to be lit as part of the publicly funded feature lighting programme bringing Liverpool nearer to its aim of becoming one of Europe's lit cities.

The practice then went on to light over 30 of these mostly listed buildings, monuments and structures.

Liverpool  city centre includes a UNESCO world
heritage site and many of the buildings lit were listed.

The important issues of sustainability and energy efficiency are key elements within the strategy and translated into the use of new lamp technologies within the detailed design of some of the schemes providing lighting that is both economic to run and with low carbon footprint.

As lighting consultant to the City the practice also acted as independent consultants to the planning department with regard to the L1 development; as well as identifying an approach for the integration of new schemes and developments with the existing city centre lighting.

The strategy applies the principles of Lighting for People that form a core part of our design work for public space.

Clients:   Liverpool City Council / Liverpool Vision

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