Key facts

Product:
Gradonna Mountain Resort, Kals
Family:
Gradonna Mountain Resort, Kals
Manufacturer:
ewo >
Designer:
Lichtraum² >
Architonic ID:
1295297
Country:
Italy
Launched:
2013
Manufacturer groups :
Outdoor lighting-Street lights >
Outdoor lighting-Path lights >
Groups:
Outdoor lighting-Street lights >
Outdoor lighting-Path lights >

Product description

The resort at the foot of the Grossglockner belongs to the Schultz Group, which plays a leading role in ski tourism. It consists of a hotel and 41 chalets arranged in loose order. Façades made of wooden shingles underline the harmonious relationship with the surrounding landscape; this building material, which is traditional in the Alps, is part of the sustainable architectural concept. The design for illuminating the pathways and driveways of the resort proposed by light designers from Lichtraum2 in South Tyrol adheres to this concept in every detail: the colour and roughness of the posts made of rusted steel establish a connection to the harsh mountain landscape. In a multi-stage process, ewo treated the rolled steel supports until they revealed the desired characteristics and a uniform patina.

The posts and pole lights at the entrances to the chalets and along the pathways are equipped with LED technology: guaranteeing a precisely measured level of illumination for the given area; energy consumption is minimised and light pollution is avoided. By modifying our lighting unit, we are able to generate light in a very warm, inviting colour: the lenses over the warm white LEDs are coated with a special amber coloured lacquer. Proven standard components from ewo are at the heart of this illumination scenario meant to emulate nature. However, in designing the surfaces and the colour of the luminaires we were able to make use of the experience that we have been able to gather since the days when we produced metal components though to our current work developing lighting technology.