Light for Cities: Lighting Design for Urban Spaces, a Handbook

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Springer Science & Business Media, 2007 - Architecture - 168 pages
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The improvement of public lighting is an effective and economical way to enhance the attractiveness of urban downtown areas. Many cities in Germany and Europe have already recognized this fact and used master plans to create entirely new systems of urban lighting. They have been motivated to do so by the desire to compete with other cities and to upgrade and enhance their city centers. Although this trend is widespread and enduring, a typology of urban lighting has not been available until now. As a concrete and practical guide, this book establishes first standards for the field. Drawing on the authora??s experience, it addresses the technical and planning aspects of the task and provides important information on feasibility and possible financing models. Organized systematically and with a wealth of color illustrations, detail drawings, and implementation plans, it is an indispensable guide to successfully interacting with other planners, government departments, and investors.
 

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Contents

Concept Development
25
Survey analysis and concept
26
Feasibility studies and financing
27
Committees and public relations
28
Lighting tests
29
Concept implementation in stages
30
Efficiency and Performance Profiles
32
Performance profile of a lighting designer
35
Trees
76
Facades and illuminated advertising
79
Shop windows
80
Underground stations
83
Boulevards
84
Design Principles and Techniques
86
Design techniques
90
Completed Schemes
92

Implementation
38
Specification and invitation to tender
40
Staggered contracts
41
Alignment of luminaires and control
43
Possibilities and limitations
45
Avoidance strategies
46
Lamps and Luminaires
48
Requirements
50
Prospects and potentials
52
Future prospects
53
Main roads and side streets
56
Bridges
59
Roundabouts
60
Traffic signs
63
Multistorey car parks
64
Car parks
67
Petrol stations
68
Stop and go
71
Squares
72
Footpaths and sidewalks
75
Burger in Bremerhaven
93
Contrast on a big scale
98
London White City
102
Terminal II Munich
106
Historical Town Einbeck
110
Jungfernstieg Hamburg
112
Schonbrunn Vienna
116
Negara Bank Kuala Lumpur
118
Thomaskirchhof Leipzig
120
Gasometer Oberhausen
122
Zurich Affoltern
124
Lemgo
128
Bremen Light music
132
Luxembourg
138
HafenCity Hamburg
142
Developments
149
Past and Present
150
Selected Bibliography
158
Picture Credits
168
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Ulrike Brandi is director of Ulrike Brandi Licht GmbH in Hamburg, Germany.

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