The lighting at Place Brosson, in Châtel-Guyon, has brought the springs of this spa town in Département Puy-de-Dôme, France back to life.
Châtel-Guyon’s springs emerged at the end of the 17th century with a distinctive gurgling noise, which earned them the name of Gargouilloux. The springs were opened up to the public in the second half of the 19th century by Camille Brosson, who built a thermal establishment there. Like most spa towns in France, Châtel-Guyon also included a casino and a theatre. At the beginning of the 20th century, a new building replaced the Brosson’s old establishment: the Grands Thermes.
The lighting project at Place Brosson has been inspired by its past. Indeed, thanks to the lighting design conceived by Jean-Yves Soetinck, from the “Acte Lumière” agency, the water is gushing out of the springs once again on Place Brosson, with illuminated fountains whose noise recalls the famous gurgling sound of the “Gargouilloux”.
Lif light columns have been installed to provide lighting for the square, which change color gradually, in response to the fountains.
The steps of the square have been inscribed with the names of the different springs: Marguerite, Germaine, Yvonne, Louise…
client: City of Châtel-Guyon
landscape architect: JNC Sud
lighting designer: L'Acte Lumière
electrical planning: Cabinet Merlin
photographer: electrical planning: Agron Bislimi
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