The lighting masterplan "World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine" elaborated by our office defines a general lighting scheme for the region while setting more detailed guidelines for individual communities. The town of Bacherach is one of these communities. In Bacherach the focus was set on the silhouette of the town and the transition between the Rhine Valley and the city centre. The railway embankment and the historic town wall are forming a barrier which had to be penetrated visually. The historic watchtowers along the town wall together with the railway underpasses were designed to become visually distinctive marks. Each underpass got its individual lighting performance. Distinguishing marks of the towers were made visible through illumination at night. By repeating a rhythm of design attributes an exciting sequence along the highway was built.
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