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New landmark for Pula

Croatia’s largest roundabout has a new award-winning lighting design that transforms it into a dynamic landmark.

The roundabout in Pula covers 15 000 m2 and serves as a rainwater drainage system to resolve the area’s flooding problem. The outer ring is based on an elegant, circular construction of 340 white poles that release water vapour from the drainage system.

The lighting design, by Dean Skira, colours this vapour with light beams of many nuances and intensities, creating a spectacular sight. A control system enables a variation in lighting scenes, and is connected with the meteorological station. This allows the lighting effects to adapt to real-time wind strength and the time of the day.

At a glance:

  • Contracting authority: Vodotehnika
  • Lighting design: SKIRA Architectural Lighting Design
  • Implementation: May 2017

 

An edited version of this article originally appeared in   (Issue #7, July 2018).

 

Photo credits: © Danijel Bartolic