Life by the waterside is fascinating. For many years now, planners have been turning waterfronts in many towns and cities into attractive, livable places. As well as increasing the awareness of nature in towns and cities, this has also improved quality for life for residents and visitors. With this project, planners used water as an additional design element to create a new public living space in Jönköping in the Swedish province of Småland.
In this industrial town on the southern perimeter of Lake Vättern a waterfront promenade arose in 2016 with a spacious square – for spending time, relaxing and for playing in the water.
During darkness the light creates a distinctive atmosphere, lending Lillsjöplan’s urban space a unique identity. The lighting concept uses the Olivio Sistema design line with Grande-sized and Medio-sized luminaire heads: in total 30 Olivio spots have been installed in a dynamic RGBW configuration on six 10-metre high poles for the illumination of the square. The Olivio RGBW luminaires enable unlimited colour diversity too. The special RGBW optics is based on a circular arrangement of coloured and white LEDs in a rotation-symmetrical, freely-configurable reflector. Its geometry enables precision colour mixing contained entirely within the optics unit.
Alongside the bicycle path 6-metre high poles have been used, each of which is fitted with three Medio-sized luminaires heads, ensuring a harmonious light setting. With their organic floral design, the luminaires emphasise the curving lines of the waterfront while their shape also harmonises with the long, curving bench that winds along the lakeside. At night, the emitted light bathes the surrounding area in either white or coloured light as desired – an additional stylistic element that accentuates the design of the exterior waterfront by means of coloured light, thereby enhancing the ambience.