C-Mine event square 2012

Lighting design and programming by Painting With Light

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Giving the soul back to the coal mines of Genk

2015 C-Mine, Genk Visit website


The city of Genk and Infrax wanted to create something unique at the site of the old Winterslag coal mine in the city, which has been completely restored. The various buildings are now used as a cultural centre, a cinema, restaurants, a school, etc. Right at the heart of the site is a big square used as an event space, presided over by enormous former shaft towers.


Painting With Light created a master plan for lighting the entire site. After receiving approval from the public authorities, they started designing and adding visual wow-factors everywhere. Site-wide lighting is controlled by one system. All the lights are RGB an AWB so – literally - the sky is the limit! The lighting design has won a coveted ‘City People Light’ Award.

Pictures: Louise Stickland, Geert Moors

Luc Peumans Paco Mispelters

TAGS architectural lighting C-Mine city people light award Genk Infrax Philips Public lighting square lighting

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