Light planning<br>Esslingen / GER
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6. December 2022

Light planning

Creative mission

  • Fairytale City by Night: Light
  • planning from fountain to cityscape

Project data

Light planning
Client City of Esslingen
Region Europe
Typology Public Spaces / Landscape Planning, Light Planning
Planungszeitraum 2001 - 2003
Field size 40 ha
Cooperation partner
  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Antero Markelin +

City Light Planning for the city center


The basic idea of light planning in Esslingen is to emphasize its natural situation and the historical heritage of a city by night. The cityscape should be readable during day- and night time. The fortress is treated as the main element of the city. The heart of the city, which includes the market-square and its arteries is emphasised by light, although the ring-road with its historical elements used for orientation. Different historical street typologies are defined and receive appropriate lighting.