A case study on light and colour for monuments and cultural assets

  • Andrea Siniscalco Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Keywords: Cultural assets, Lighting, Colour, Concept


The enhancement of monumental assets through lighting requires particular attention. The absence of specific laws (except those for the prevention of light pollution and the perishability of certain assets) results in installations whose sole purpose is to make them visible, without offering an effective valorisation at night. In this contribution, it’ll be presented a concept experience for the monumental complex of Neptune in Bologna (Italy), where the choices made were aimed at satisfying specific requests of the client, which also included the use of different shades of white and coloured light.

Author Biography

Andrea Siniscalco, Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Andrea Siniscalco - MSc in Industrial design in 2002. PhD in design and methods of Product development in 2007. Vice-director and teacher in the master in Lighting Design & LED Technology of Politecnico di Milano. Teacher of lighting theory at the School of Design. Vice president of GdC - Associazione Italiana Colore. Fields of interest are lighting design, visual perception and colour.


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How to Cite
Siniscalco, A. (2019) “A case study on light and colour for monuments and cultural assets”, Cultura e Scienza del Colore - Color Culture and Science, 11(02), pp. 82-89. doi: 10.23738/CCSJ.110209.