Winter light concept Leipzig
At the invitation of the city of Leipzig, a winter or Christmas light concept was developed by Ruairí O’Brien in a workshop process. The concept follows the title “inside-outside” and, under the motto “Zeitgeist mit Herz”, pursues the goal of contrasting a “city ring frozen in light” with the warmly illuminated city center. The aim is to create a fairytale experience. This is achieved through “onion-like thermodynamic lighting” that bathes the ring in a cold white neutral light and the downtown area within it in a warm and homey light. This urban gradation is proposed not only as a Christmas lighting concept, but as “winter lighting” as a whole, corresponding to the temporal dynamics of the winter and Advent season. The concept was recommended for further development for realization, especially due to its urban planning approach with a special appreciation.
Client: City of Leipzig, Urban Planning DepartmentServices: Lighting concept / cost estimate, 2014