A square out of the norm

  • Year: 2019
  • Location: Växjö
  • Design: Johan Röklander, Sophie Alriksson, Cecilia Eklind
  • Architect: Ida Karlsson
  • Photo: Joel Dittmer

Västerbro square is an intimate small area next to the train station in Växjö, in the middle of a newly developed centrum area. The aim of the project was a "roomy" feeling, where the area is perceived as having a ceiling - giving the square more soul.

Västerbro square is a passage in many of Växjö inhabitants everyday life. The design is meant to give a warm and welcoming feeling regardless of the season or time of day. The most important elements have been the care of the square's floor and "roof".The client, the municipality of Växjö, wanted a square without lighting pillars. Catenaries has been mounted asymmetrically and diagonally across the square to create an atmospheric impression. The squares is enhanced in an effective way, using light loops attached to the catenaries.

Our luminaire Rondo, with specially made lens clamp, provides the general lighting in the square. The luminaire is equipped with LED lamps of 3000 K to enhance and reproduce the warm material of the ground. Choosing a luminaire such as Rondo, with its classic cylindrical design, is an aesthetically sustainable solution.

Products used in this project