Lights over Kruunuvuorenranta
2012, Helsinki, Finland
Design competition for a Lighting Master plan for the future urban development of Kruunuvuorenranta as a part of Helsinki. On the site, a former oil harbour, a new residential area will be built containing 10.000 houses and its neighbourhood facilities. The assignment consists of a Lighting Master plan which could give guidance to the development of Kruunuvuorenranta by: creating a functional lighting plan and introducing an attractive nightscape seen from a distance.
The area has a great potential of nature wealth. The proposal takes benefit of this notion and the Master Plan strengthens the nature qualities in such a way that the neighbourhood will derive its identity from that. Both the proposed landscape and illumination plan are anticipating on the natural sources in terms of: quality of darkness, use of local materials and the site heritage.