CULTURE HOUSE SPIRA
Brilliant light art in a play with function
- Year: 2013
- Location: Jönköping
- Design: WSP Light Design
- Architect: Wingårdh Arkitektkontor
The new landmark in the city of Jönköping is the culture house Spira. Fagerhult’s light adorns the building in the shapes of extraordinary light art in the entrance and about 2300 luminaires around the building.
This 15 000 square meter big centre of culture has four stages and can receive up to 1700 visitors. Spira is the house that gathers the culture in the region with different types of performing arts on its repertoire, from theatre and dance to classical music and jazz.
The famous Swedish architect office Wingårdh is one of the architects that have given the building its spectacular form. The building, that is covered in glass, is inspired by the long tradition of glassmaking in the region. When entering this exceptional building you are greeted by four pieces of magnificent light art. It is the Spiralamp designed by Ingegerd Råman. Fagerhult worked together with the designer to create the construction of the four pieces.
The challenge was to achieve the simplicity of the light lines, says Istvan Magyarovari, Engineering Designer at Fagerhult. The lines were created with innovative LED-solutions and an optic method that makes the light reflect in the plexiglass.