#OneMillionLights is the winning proposal of a competition organized by the Municipality of San Severino Marche to design a Christmas lights installation in the main square of the city, right after a strong earthquake hit the city.
One Million Lights
LocationItaly, San Severino Marche
DesignAndrea Tabocchini, Alessandro Donati, Leonardo Ottaviani
PhotographersFrancesca Vittorini, Pamela Natalini (Hexagon Group)
The project introduces into the square 7 hills covered with natural vegetation and 10km of hidden artificial lights. The proposal is much more than a simple Christmas lighting: reflecting on the role of the square as a gathering space, the installation defines a sequence of spaces that interact with the urban fabric, creating an environment of encounters, interactions, and events. The hills, made with hay bales, compost sacks, and welded meshes, are covered with real grass and plants, creating a temporary and surreal landscape that generates a new microclimate within the square itself. The result is a spectacle of lights and activities that encourages movement and offers visitors of all ages spaces to spend Christmas in the wonderful Piazza del Popolo in San Severino Marche.