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Olivio for the Waterfront Lillsjöplan
Jönköping, Sweden

  • project Waterfront Lillsjöplan
  • client Jönköping Municipality
  • landscape architect Sydväst arckitektur & landskap AB, Malmö
  • lighting designer Tor Olsson, Jönköping Municipality
  • photographer Per Johansson
  • Representation Selux AB, Sweden

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.

  • The organic design of Olivio and its functional versatility due to the modular design of this luminaire family is inspired by role models from nature. As a result Olivio forms the basis for light concepts in urban living areas where the focus is on the well-being of people. Olivio luminaire heads are available in the sizes Grande, Medio and Piccolo and can be combined with various arms and pole types from the three design lines Sistema, Floracion and Candelabra. Yet it is not just the design that can be adapted individually according to the situation – various optics and light colours from 2,700 to 4,000 Kelvin also cater for challenging lighting tasks efficiently and without glare: from illumination of paths and squares, floodlighting of façades and accent lighting of buildings. The new Olivio Cap also reduces light scatter and for special requirements, with its camera and loudspeaker modules, Olivio can be integrated into smart application scene. The special wooden-pole aesthetic emphasizes the Olivio's high quality, organic luminaire design. Combined with luminaire heads in a harmonoius colour tone such as bronze, this results in a timelessly comforting spatial ambience.

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