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Story Wall of Light in Eskilstuna

With the lighting of a tunnel in Eskilstuna, ÅF Lighting tells a story of the city – with the residents as main characters.

In central Eskilstuna, there is a tunnel under the railroad with separate passage for cars, bicycles and pedestrians. To improve safety and create a positive identity for this important entry to the city, the pedestrian and cycling paths will get a new permanent lighting solution.

At first glance, you will notice the well-lit and bright walls along the pedestrian path. But once you step inside the tunnel you will experience a unique and colourful shadow show that mimics your movements as you walk, run, bike or dance through the tunnel. Red, green and blue luminaires create a shadow show, casting coloured shadows from each passer-by on to the white walls. Every individual becomes part of the lighting design and their movements, in combination with their distance from the walls, affects the appearance of the space.

ÅF Lighting has named the project “Story Wall Eskilstuna”. Lighting designer Tobias Olsson explains the concept. “The tunnel is one of the main passages through central Eskilstuna and since so many people pass through here, it becomes a concentrated version of the city. In this tunnel the citizens themselves tell the story of Eskilstuna with the help of light, and the story is always unique and ever changing.”

This is not the first time ÅF designs lighting for the city. In 2014, the town square Fristadstorget and the Water Bridges were given new appearances. “Story Wall Eskilstuna” premiered June 7th, 2017 and will be lit day and night, all year round. 

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