El puente de Mostar
El 9 de noviembre de 1993, las granadas destruyeron el puente de Mostar que, desde el año 1566 de la era cristiana o 944 de la era mahometana, unía las dos partes de la ciudad, divididas por el río Neretva. Construido por el arquitecto turco Hairuddin durante la ocupación otomana de los Balcanes, el Puente Viejo, como lo llaman los habitantes de Mostar, se había convertido en un símbolo de fraternidad entre Oriente y Occidente, entre católicos, musulmanes y ortodoxos. Tras más de 10 años y de varios intentos para reconstruirlo, finalmente la Unesco lo ha restaurado (con fondos del Banco Mundial y de varios patrocinadores) y lo ha entregado a los ciudadanos de Mostar.
The relationship built between iGuzzini illuminazione and the renovation works committee began in the very first stages of the Mostar bridge renovation project. So the bridge's lighting project was also based on team work.
The overall aim was to create a soft, homogeneous light effect, so low power luminaires were adopted. Maxiwoody floodlights were installed on both the buildings and the river banks with special louvers to avoid glare.
The bridge's walking surface is lit with three halogen Woody luminaires fitted with anti-glare screens. As no electrical systems can be mounted on the bridge itself, these luminaires were mounted on the buildings at either end, which means the bridge is effectively floodlit.
For the towers, on the other hand, and the other buildings at the ends of the bridge, Light Up Walk Professional luminaires with different power Wall Washer optics were installed. The streets and walkways in these areas are lit with 35 W Platea floodlights with a refractor glass to amplify the light beam.
Miniwoody luminaires with refractors on the side of the window architrave were mounted on the windows of the Tara tower to illuminate the window frames, whereas Linealuce Xenon luminaires were chosen for the other windows in the area and Radius luminaires for the facades. Woody discharge floodlights were used for the general lighting. All the luminaires use metal halide lamps with a 3000 K colour temperature, but halogen lamps with a slightly warmer temperature (2800 K) were used for the inside of the tower windows to create a contrast.