NEW LIGHT IN THE HISTORIC CENTRE: RESTYLING OF TOR DI NONA AND THE MURALS
The lighting plan was ordered by the Dipartimento Città Storica (“Historic City Department”) of Roma Capitale, within the requalification measures of Tor di Nona, in the historic centre - pavement reconstruction, street furniture, underground services.
The works, in addition to Via di Tor di Nona, extended to Piazza Lancellotti and Piazza San Salvatore in Lauro. The project and the works by Acea Illuminazione Pubblica SpA provided the increase in artistic lighting sources (wall brackets) and requalifying some parts of the already operative plant in order to make the system more homogeneous. 11 new “Trastevere” wall brackets were installed, with “Trastevere Nuovo Tipo” luminaires and cut-off optics and 20 of the same model were requalified. In piazza San Salvatore in Lauro 2 new “Pincio” wall candelabra were installed in the vicinity of the Church entry staircase and another in the central flower-bed of Piazza Lancelotti. All the reinforcements of the wall brackets and candelabra feature 150 W metal iodide lamps (3000 K white light).
The project also envisaged the artistic lighting of the murals dating back to the 70s. In order to highlight the painted surface, 10 160- cm LED tubes - in continuous rows - were placed about 370 cm over the walking surface. Thanks to the microoptics calibrated so as to emit a blade of light with a colour temperature of 3,100 K (hot light), the painting and the strong chromatism are clearly perceivable without the risk of glare effect or coloured pigment alteration. The initial project involved MACRO (Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome), whose participation is emphasized by the writing on the new access staircase leading from the adjacent Tiber embankment to Tor di Nona. The writing was lit with 4 more LED tubes, which are identical to those used for the murals.