Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Burnside Park, Phase 2!

On location planning meeting!
Now that Phase I is complete, we have begun the planning process for Phase 2 of the Burnside Park project! Phase 2 of the project will include a whimsical tree canopy lighting system that can be enjoyed by park-goers year round! Many parks utilize tree lighting for the holiday season, but Burnside will be unique in that the lighting design will be visible all year.

The intent of the new systems in Burnside Park in Downtown Providence will be to create visual interest and a sense of wonder as people travel in and around Kennedy Plaza and the park itself. This lighting will be visible from a distance, helping to draw attention to the park and increase its overall appeal relative to its surroundings. With the tree canopies glowing, the feel of the park will be one of soft illumination, improving the overall psychological impression one gets when walking around, in contrast to the harder urban impact of Kennedy Plaza itself.

The Burnside Park installation will be a permanent addition to the look and feel of the park which would stand through the seasons and would have a different visual character based on time of year. The look of the lighting in summer with the branches full of leaves would be different from the look in the winter holiday season when the luminous objects would be clearly visible through bare branches.

Stay tuned for more news and photos as the project moves forward! 

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