AntwerpFrom Saturday evening 9 to Sunday morning 10 October, 39 buildings and works of art in Antwerp will turn off their accent lighting during the 26th edition of Nacht van de Duisternis. The aim of the campaign is to draw attention to light nuisance.
In Antwerp’s city centre, these include the City Hall, the Rubens House, the Cathedral of Our Lady, the Jacob Jordaens statue and the St. Carolus Borromeo Church. But also in the Antwerp districts well-known buildings turn off the lights. The public lighting will remain on everywhere.
The city of Antwerp has been rolling out a real lighting plan for the city for some time now. “The lighting plan is taking shape,” says alderman of the Public Domain Claude Marinower (Open Vld). “Not only are we fully committed to ‘dressing up’ and slim lighting, we are also rolling out architectural lighting further. In this way we can literally put our striking in the spotlight. The Steen and the Rainbow Monument on the Dageraadplaats are illuminated. The Central Station and the opera house are added to this. The plans are already in the making.”
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