Following twelve years of revitalisation in the areas around the ‘Le Bassin du Commerce’ harbour, Cherbourg‘s inhabitants can now take advantage of a 400 m² green space where they can take a stroll or engage in various other leisure activities. Across an area of more than 11,500 m², 7,000 new plants have been planted – palm trees, white magnolia, bamboos and shrubs, cycle paths incorporated and a 1,000 m² outdoor skater park constructed.
The light concept and luminaires were designed by the French light designer Yann Kersalé, who has previously installed Selux luminaires in Marseille’s old port. More than 100 exterior luminaires called Lu-Mignon and several Olivio luminaires ensure a pleasant mood in the park both by day and by night.
The unobtrusive vertical light and their variable design make the Lu-Mignons a real eye catcher. From the inside the IP68 certified exterior housings have been foil-coated with various floral motifs (bamboo shoots, flowers and leaves). All this has given rise to a green oasis in the middle of this industrial harbour landscape, which acts as an attractive meeting point for the citizens of Cherbourg.