• Leading Nordic lighting designer design practice Ljusarkitektur created a dramatic and enchanting scheme based on Swedish folklore.

Project details

  • Project type: Sport and leisure

  • Location: Åre, Sweden

  • Lighting Design: Ljusarkitektur

  • Photographer: Mikael Silkeberg

  • Summary

    Leading Nordic lighting designer Ljusarkitektur created a night skiing attraction for all the family at Sweden’s best-known ski resort, Åre. The scheme is based on folklore tales of land-forming giants. Lumenpulse fixtures were chosen for their light quality, ease of maintenance and ability to withstand tough sub-freezing weather conditions.

We have been able to use the best available technology to reinvent the tradition of storytelling."

Kai Piippo
Ljusarkitektur

Åre Ski Resort

Swedish lighting designers Ljusarkitektur worked with Lumenpulse to turn one of the world’s top ski resorts into a magical experience after dark.   

Situated close to the Arctic Circle in Sweden, the Åre ski resort has been named one of the "world's top ski resorts" by travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller.   

The new attraction uses light to create a night-time family experience, increasing the resort's revenue by extending its hours of operation after dark. The scheme is part of a major investment by owners SkiStar, who expect to make a return on their investment in two to three years.  

The designers used local folklore tales of trolls and giants as a source of inspiration for their lighting design. Creative director Kai Piippo said: “This is both a landscape and an experience project. We have been able to use the best available technology both to continue and to reinvent the tradition of storytelling from the area that dates back hundreds of years.”  

The installation uses 240 color-changing Lumenpulse luminaires that cast an eerie moonlight glow over the slopes, creating an attraction that has boosted the resort’s night-time economy.  A number of projectors, including the Red Dot Award winning Lumenbeam LBX, were selected. Ljusarkitektur chose Lumenpulse fixtures for their high performance, ease of maintenance and ability to withstand tough weather conditions and sub-zero temperatures.

Equipment Specified

66 x Lumenbeam LBX (custom static blue and 4000K white, narrow flood 20˚ optics)
61 x Lumenbeam LBX (custom static blue and 4000K white, narrow spot 10˚ optics)
3 x Lumenbeam LBX (RGB, very narrow 6˚ optics)
2 x Lumenbeam LBX (RGB, flood 40˚ optics)
8 x Lumenbeam Large (RGB, narrow flood 20˚ optics)
2 x Lumenbeam Large (RGB, narrow spot 10˚ optics)
2 x Lumenbeam Large (3000K, narrow spot 10˚ optics)
90 x Lumenbeam Medium (3000K, narrow spot 10˚ optics)
6 x Lumenbeam Medium (RGB, narrow spot 10˚ optics)
1 x Lumenbeam Medium (RGB, flood 40˚ optics)

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