Virontörmä residential area light murals

The project consists of a large residential area’s art- and environmental lighting in Virontörmä, Tampere. A major part of the project has been the communal process in which the designers brought in the views of the residents by highlighting important themes the residents had stated in a survey. A workshop was held for the residents and also kids from the local kindergarten participated and got to draw and paint. Lighting designers created compositions from these workshop materials. These light murals which are projected to the gables of the apartments communicate the spirit of the neighborhood and local identity. In this project, the happiness and the joy of making things together are highlighted.

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  • Type Light art, area lighting
  • Location Tampere
  • Completion year 2019
  • Customer Virontörmän Lämpö Oy
  • Lighting Suppliers We-ef (Planlicht), Martin (Studiotec Oy), iGuzzini Finland, Meyer (Nylund Group), Targetti, Tehomet (pylväät)

In addition to the light murals, the courtyard and playgrounds environment lighting create atmosphere and comfortability to the yards of the area. In the courtyards, light was brought to human perspective with integrating lighting to the structures and with adding spot lighting. Virontörmä residential area challenges the traditional city lighting with its playfulness.



The Design Process

  • 01

    First, we find out the basis, requirements, and objectives of each project. The goal is to find a scheme, which caters to the needs of the client and where the visual image, atmosphere, image, safety, flexibility and adaptability, technical feasibility and the cost structure are taken into consideration. The analysis creates a concept: a view of what kind of lighting is best for the feature.

  • 02

    Based on a concept approved by the client, we draw up a solid implementation plan for the initial data of electrical design or as a project plan.

  • 03

    We act as a consultant to the client in all stages of the process. We ensure that plans materialize accordingly. When necessary, the project is supplied as a turnkey product.