Both sides of the Esplanade can be enjoyed from the park Photo: Seppo Kaksonen
In celebration of Helsinki's 450th birthday, and in commemoration of its being showcased as a European Cultural Capital of 2000, RDLD successfully created and developed an ambitious civic lighting project to highlight the history and architecture of Helsinki.
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This nearly one mile stretch of Etelaesplanadi glows through the Esplanade's linden trees. A new low-impact, low wattage ceramic metal halide lighting system does all the work
The effects of new poles and lanterns blend with the new integrated lighting of city hall
The proposed arches for Mannerheimintie's tramway, lighting, and signage
The double-head version seen in front of the Hotel Kemp Photo: Pekka Kiirala
The lit effect captures streets, sidewalks, façades, and cornices Photo: Seppo Kaksonen
Streets and sidewalks enjoy uniform illumination from pedestrian scale poles and lanterns Photo: Pekka Kiirala
The Esplanade's linden trees also are uplighted Photo: Seppo Kaksonen
The single-head pole lines the sidestreets Photo: Pekka Kiirala
An early mock-up of the "teardrop" lantern. These were redesigned in the classic PH style
2000 Paul Waterbury Award of Distinction, International Illumination Design Awards; IES
2000 Award of Merit; International Association of Lighting Designers
1999 The Edison Award; General Electric