In 2011 Kungsgatan in Stockholm celebrated its centenary. The city, in cooperation with property owners along Kungsgatan, facilitated new street and facade illumination between Stureplan and Sveavägen. The soft lighting adds dignity and creates an identity for this important thoroughfare. It creates an attractive environment at street level and highlights the distinctive 20th-century architecture.
Wall lights were added on the steps leading up to Malmskillnadsgatan to accentuate the stairs and highlight the attractive brickwork. The underside of Regeringsgatan Bridge will also be illuminated with a blue light that will enhance the star mural to create a point of interest.
The light quality and warm experience are two critical aspects of the project. The soft, glare-free light of the façades is achieved through directed spotlights shining across from the other side of the street.
Category: Architectural lighting design
Type of project: Public space
Commission: Street and façade lighting
Client: Council of Stockholm, City planning and traffic division
Lighting design: Kai Piippo, Lina Färje, Alexander Cederroth
Status: Completed 2011