Its majestic iconic structures have earned it the tag of #Heritage City. But Gwalior is not resting on its laurels. Instead, it has now gone full throttle to become a city, which not merely takes pride in its architectural treasures, but also goes an extra mile to promote it to the world. And that too in its most glowing form.
Yes, the heritage structures of Gwalior are now being given special effects of #facade lighting to make them the cynosure of all eyes in night.
An endeavour by Gwalior Smart City , almost 25 heritage buildings will radiate under the facade lighting; the total cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs 13 Crore, said CEO of Gwalior Smart City, #JayatiSingh.
“The work started around March; we have already completed the job on #SBI Building at Maharaj Bada. Due to second wave of coronavirus and lockdown restrictions, we had problems getting the material, but by June end we will finish the work on 7 buildings of Bada. Entire project will be completed within 18 months”
Care has been taken to use lighting solutions responsive and sensitive to the architectural value, material fabric and design of the historic buildings, which veer from #Maratha era to Gothic, #British and even the combination of two different eras and styles, said the CEO.
“Minimally invasive designs and fixtures, painted in colours matching the facade and energy efficient lights are the hallmark of this project. Once #Covid is over, people can enjoy heritage walks, night life, chowpatty food courts and flea markets around this precious heritage, including Jal Vihar, #Victoria Market, Post Office, Town Hall etc,” said Jayati.
These special effects have been designed, planned by a team of experts including architects, engineers, historians, and there was a trial done to check the impact of diffused lighting and ombre effect on each crevice and arch of the building, CEO said.