June is auspicious for the city. The West Lake was included in the World Heritage List in June 2011. This month, the city shined at the “Aladdin Wonderful Lamp Award”, China’s Oscar for lighting industry, as its “Night of Beishan Road” lighting project won the country’s top ten lighting projects award.
The city’s lighting infrastructure upgrading project for Beishan Road in 2012 won the award for its spectacular, modest, elegant and exquisite design. The project provides brand new touring experience for visitors and best integrates the scenery along the road with that of the West Lake. The design has achieved four improvements as anticipated, namely, architecture lighting, general night view, footpath lighting and building wall lighting.
The award assessment panel said “Night of Beishan Road” is praiseworthy for its designers’ efforts to incorporate Chinese painting elements and clearly expressed themes and ideas best fit the road’s cultural features and environment.