Hosting the 2016 Olympics was not only a catalyst for the city of Rio de Janeiro to invest in the city’s sporting infrastructure. The local authorities also seized this opportunity to regenerate the city’s port area, Porto Maravilha, into a cultural and business hub, to boost tourism and the economy long after this prestigious competition.
The area has been transformed with new office developments, exhibition centres, shops, restaurants, the futuristic Museu do Amanhã (Museum of Tomorrow) and plenty of open spaces with benches for visitors and people working in the area to think, relax, meet friends or soak up the beautiful views of the coast.
A new sustainable VLT tramway – which operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week – was also built for people to travel in and out of the port, strongly improving mobility within the city.
Lighting defines the after-dark experience of any district.
Good lighting was critical to encourage the cariocas and visitors to take advantage of this public space in the evening and to feel completely at ease when using the new tramway.
The local authorities wanted an approach that would provide a good balance between ensuring that people could easily find their way and creating a soft ambiance so they would want to spend time there at night.
The Yoa was ideal. Its pure design perfectly integrates this modern landscape by day and provides a gentle white light to create a warm nocturnal ambiance.
Just over 990 Yoa luminaires are installed throughout the area in different configurations (post-top, single bracket and double bracket) to meet the lighting requirements for the diverse areas with aesthetic harmony.
They provide a uniform white light that creates a secure and pleasant environment while keeping energy costs to a minimum.
The BaroLED floodlight contributes to highlighting the impressive architecture of the iconic Museu do Amanhã at night while achieving LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification.
Schréder was delighted to participate in this innovative project that will provide a lasting legacy for the residents of Rio de Janeiro.
By delivering a sustainable lighting solution that helps to creates a safe and attractive landscape, we have revitalised this district for people from all walks of life and enabled the city to reduce energy costs and its environmental footprint.