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ACTION HERO ACT Lighting Design are creating the lighting masterplan for Xixi National Wetland Park in Hangzhou, a rare urban wetland with rich ecological resources. It is the first and only Wetland Park in China combining urban life, farming and culture, which aims at becoming the number one natural leisure and tourist destination in China. This was as much a darkness design masterplan as it was a lighting design masterplan, where ACT carefully examined what should be lit and what should stay dark with the focus on the landscape, the architecture and the leisure areas.

Three main requirements – the creation of harmony, identity and attractiveness – were answered after delving into each area’s specificities. By applying a modern ecological approach binding genuine lighting poetry and technical solutions, ACT are providing a lasting experience for the visitors in view of the long-term development of the Xixi site. ACT are enhancing the rooftops, façades, bridges, businesses and their signage will use custom-made lanterns all along the site. To make Xixi NWP more attractive to visitors, ACT are creating interactive light

art installations from optic fibre and will produce a light night show at the Pagoda. A lighting control system, which varies according to the number of visitors and a widespread use of LED’s systems, will help to protect fauna and flora of the wetlands and ensured a low level of electrical consumption. These sustainable solutions will enhance the lighting of the architecture, minimize the carbon footprint and create a welcoming and safe environment. www.actlightingdesign.com

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mondo*arc Jun/Jul 2014 - Issue 79  

mondo*arc is the leading international magazine in architectural lighting design. Targeted specifically at the lighting specification market...

mondo*arc Jun/Jul 2014 - Issue 79  

mondo*arc is the leading international magazine in architectural lighting design. Targeted specifically at the lighting specification market...

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