The Brussels Alderman for Public Works, Els Ampe, unveiled yesterday (Wednesday) the new lighting in Grand Place. This took place at the Maison du Roi (the Brusels City Museum), in the presence of the Mayor, Yvan Mayeur.
The project was initiated in 2012, with the lighting of the first five islets being finalised by Beliris in 2013, shortly before the opening of the ‘winter wonders’ event.
The lighting across the entire area is white, with the facility to add in colours if needed.
Its components have been concealed within the overall infrastructure. Their positioning has been studied to highlight the distinctive features of each façade.
The entire sound and light installation has cost the federal government 3.4 millions euros, and uses the latest LED technologies.
Els Ampe, the Brussels alderwomen stressed, “The Grand Place, acknowledged by UNESCO as a World Humanity Heritage Site, is one of the most beautiful squares in the world.”
She went on, “It now has the enchanting light which it deserves!”
The Alderman added, “Light is an essential valuable component for the Grand Place and particularly for its historic façades.”