Lights add ‘un­for­get­table’ scenes to vis­i­tors’ night life

China Daily (USA) - - G20 CHINA - By SHI XIAOFENG in Hangzhou

Night life is an im­por­tant sym­bol of a mod­ern city.

The newly up­graded West Lake with its music foun­tain light­ing sys­tem and the launch of a 3D light show make night life in­Hangzhou more col­or­ful, and cre­ate a mem­o­rable vis­ual ef­fect for vis­i­tors.

In Au­gust, the city began its in­tel­li­gent light­ing project on the three is­lands of its most fa­mous scene, Three Pool­sMir­ror­ing theMoon.

Later, lights were in­stalled on Yang Gong Di cause­way, the walk­ing path along the West Lake as well as the moun­tain area.

“It looks like a Chi­nese ink paint­ing,” said Shao Ning, in­fra­struc­ture divi­sion chief of the West Lake Scenic Area Man­age­ment Com­mit­tee.

In early July, the city un­veiled a 3D light show on crowded Wulin Square in the down­town area, where peo­ple can en­joy the show with­out wear­ing 3D glasses.

The show, said to be Asia’s largest out­door 3D light show, was pro­jected onto the wall of the Zhe­jiang Ex­hi­bi­tion Hall, equiv­a­lent in size to 10 IMAX screens. Theshowwillbestaged ev­ery night starting at 8 pm.

Zheng Jing, the Public Space Art De­part­ment di­rec­tor of The China Academy of Art, came up with the idea for the show early this year.

Ac­cord­ing to Zheng, the show on Wulin Square is de­signed for all weather con­di­tions, and the sta­bil­ity of the equip­men­tre­gard­ing heat ra­di­a­tion, air qual­ity fil­ters, and hu­mid­ity con­trol must meet strict stan­dards.

“The mist sprayer will rise au­to­mat­i­cally when the show is on, spray­ing mist to match the pic­ture on the wall. The sprayer will au­to­mat­i­cally drop down to the ground when the show is off. We are ap­ply­ing for a patent for the world’s first Ul­tra High Pressure Mist Ef­fect Lift­ing Mo­d­ule,” Zheng said.

“I hope the show will make all vis­i­tors ex­pe­ri­ence an un­for­get­table night in Hangzhou,” Zheng added.

SHI XIAOFENG / CHINA DAILY

Public rental bi­cy­cles are avail­able to for­eign vis­i­tors in Hangzhou, with help of an au­dio sys­tem in English.

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