Sölvesborgsbron,europes longest pedestrian bridge, reaches across the bay of Sölvesborg towards the new housing area called Ljungaviken. This is a nature environment with a rich birdlife. The bridge consist of a higher part made out of three characteristic vaults and a long wooden bridge for pedestrians.
Due to the lenght of the bridge, at intervals along the way parts of the nature have been accentuated with light, for example trees and reeds are lit. Lighting is integrated in the railing on one side along the whole bridge. The impressive vaults are lit with coloured light and a subtle light underneath the bridge gives reflections in the water.
The lighting has been made with respect for the birdlife and is inspired by the migration of the birds during the whole year. In this way the character of the bridge changes over the year and the night. In addition to this there are a number of scenarios to be used for different events in the city.
Category: Architectural lighting design
Type of project: Bridge lighting
Client: Municipality of Sölvesborg
Lighting design: Kai Piippo, Lina Färje, Daniel Hodierne, Isabel Villar
Status: Completed 2013