Rejuvenating

beautiful buildings

Grand Île,
Strasbourg, France


Find out how light is helping to amaze and inspire visitors at Grand Île

The execution of any
lighting plan

must respect the architectural and urban compositions. And in the case of LED, it is also flexible to control the quality of white light.”

 

- Jean-Yves Soetinck, lighting designer, Acte Lumière

Customer challenge

 

Grand Île is a treasure trove of historic beauty. This picturesque island, situated in the historic center of Strasbourg, offers a panorama of architectural delights and scenic river banks. Could a new lighting concept help tourists and residents to rediscover the area?

The right lighting 


The sights at Grand Île are a true feast for the eyes. The UNESCO world heritage site is home to the Strasbourg Cathedral, the museum of history, the old customs house and much more. However, a number of the buildings were shrouded in darkness. An up-to-date lighting system would make the illumination more consistent and reveal the remarkable elements of the buildings.

 

LED landscape lighting was ideal. DecoScene LED floodlights were used to highlight the amazing architecture with a range of color temperatures. By playing with a number of tones, the lighting designers were able to accentuate the different architectural details. The buildings now stand out from the skyline with a glow that reflects in the waters below.

 

Closer to the waterline, bridges and walls are brought to life with LEDline2 fixtures and iW Blast PowerCore floodlights. By bathing the stone surfaces in subtly colored sheets of light, the lights have turned every dark spot into a unique decorative element. The Grand Île panorama now takes on an enchanting quality at night, inspiring visitors and locals with its breathtaking beauty.


The lighting at the Place du Château ensures a gentle transition between the ground and the facades, highlighting upper parts while limiting the amount of shadows cast. The result is a majestic appearance that has rejuvenated the area.

  • LEDline² BCS710/713/716/719/722
    LEDline² is a high-performance linear grazing light creating color-changing effects and seamless curtains of light. Available in a wide range of colors, optics and forms the linear...
  • iW Burst Powercore
    iW Burst Powercore is a high-output, exterior-rated LED spotlight designed for accent and site lighting. It combines channels of warm and cool LEDs to offer variable color temperat...
  • iW Blast PowerCore
    iW Blast Powercore is an intelligent, high-performance white-light LED fixture offering adjustable color temperatures ranging from a warm 2700K to a cool 6500K. Rated for outdoor u...

Showing monuments

in their best light

The Team

City of Strasbourg

Client

Jean Yves Soetinck, Bureau d’étude Ecotral

Lighting designer

Citeos Strasbourg

Installer

Eiffage Strasbourg

Installer

Citéos

Project Partner

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