Plan Lumière – a lighting design concept by which Zurich also shines at night
Illuminating the city is the main objective of the lighting design concept “Plan Lumière”. This goal has been achieved by using alternative light rather than additional light. Instead of yellow-orange light bulbs, soft, white light that complements architecture and looks natural is used. The light is not beamed uselessly into the night sky, instead well dimmed to reduce light pollution.
Prominent buildings such as the Grossmünster Church and Schauspielhaus (municipal theater) are emphasized using this kind of light. The Lindenhof courtyard, which sits high above Zürich, and the «Bauschänzli» peninsula are also highlighted with the same light technology – and all light up the night sky.