The city of Leipzig wins first prize in the City.People.Light awards 2014
The city of Leipzig in Germany has been awarded the first prize for its urban regeneration of Richard-Wagner-Platz in the 12th annual City.People.Light awards ceremony on 7 November 2014 in Dubrovnik,Croatia. The lighting design was done by lighting design office Licht Kunst Licht Bonn/Berlin, who also was awarded.
The site of a 10th century market settlement from which the city of Leipzig was born, Richard-Wagner-Platz is steeped in political and architectural history from the Middle Ages through to the fall of Communism. The unique lighting atmosphere carefully matches the city’s architecture with warm white light to illuminate buildings, sculptural fountains and a skate park. Many different interests were incorporated in the final result to create the right atmosphere with modern contemporary LED lighting, preserve and highlight historic fixtures and make significant energy savings for the city.