cité des sciences

lighting of the blast furnaces

Lighting plays an important role in the architectural concept of urban developments in the “Cité des Sciences” (City of Science). Taking into account the industrial remains that are at the very heart of the night scene, public lighting of the Blast Furnace Terrace perpetuates the emotional and historical dimension through sensitive light modulation, which although adapted to the site also meets the functional requirements of the buildings. To capture the spirit of this exceptional site, the blast furnaces are lit without altering their colours; the light emphasises the complexity of the structures making their aesthetic appeal seem unaffected by the passing of time.

Project Supervisor: Ingo Maurer