: Figline Valdarno (FI)Country
: ItalyLighting Design
: Studio Massimo IarussiPhoto
: Ivan Rossi
Piazza Marsilio Ficino, the beating heart of the city life of Figline Valdarno, is one of the most characteristic medieval squares in the province of Florence in Italy.
It born as a market place and various types of architecture blend together in the square: more humble buildings alternate with richly decorated porticoes and facades characterized by elegant balconies. The resulting image is very "democratic", an environment in which no element prevails over the others.
It is precisely this image that guided the concept for the study of the new lighting curated by Studio Massimo Iarussi
and realized with the use of Targetti solutions.
The lighting project underlined the identifying character of the square by creating a welcoming environment, where people can meet and spend time under a soft, warm and enveloping light. The light intends to make the square perceived and experienced as a whole, as a single large composite architecture: no building stands out compared to the others, no one remains in the shadow, supporting and emphasizing the "democratic" aspect of the square.
To achieve the objective, priority was given to the lighting of the facades, entrusted to JEDI
linear luminaires with grazing optics and installed under the eaves along each of the facades.
For the lighting of the loggias, existing lanterns equipped with ad hoc refitting LED modules
were reused. The LED modules, in addition to providing diffused light to the lantern, direct part of the luminous flux towards the vaults.
In the loggia at the head of the square, DART Small
projectors installed on chains provide direct light to the floor and accent light towards the frescoed lunettes.
LED strips from the Light Lines collection
(Targetti powered by Duralamp), installed above the chains and directed towards the vaults, soften the ambient light.
The lighting is completed by DART Maxi
projectors with asymmetric optics, installed under the eaves, which integrate the light towards the central part of the square when a higher lighting level is required.
A digital control system manages the alternation of different scenarios depending on the various activities that take place in the square: from functional needs on market days or special occasions to softer and more welcoming settings.