Helsinki (Finlandia) | Armodue
AEC Illuminazione, in collaboration with Silux, official partner in Finland, has been called for providing the lighting scheme for the new residential and business district of Kalasatama, on the waterfront of Helsinki.
The project is going to change the waterfront area with a new welcoming, safe and comfortable environment able to attract families and companies. The Municipality forecasts that, by the end of the project in 2030, Kalasatama will host more than 20,000 residents thanks to 5,000-7,000 housing units and will guarantee more than 8,000 jobs bringing many new offices and new commercial space to the area. Owing to good transport connections, travel time to the city centre by metro will be of around 7 minutes.
To complete this ambitious project, the shoreline and canals will be lined by a long promenade. A former power plant in adjacent Suvilahti turned into a cultural centre will add charm to the area. These new facilities and amenities will turn Kalasatama into a perfect place to live and work.
The new urban lighting for streets, cycle and pedestrian paths is also part of this huge urban requalification. Helsinki Municipality specified the two luminaires ARMONIA and ARMODUE by AEC Illuminazione in discharge version. ARMODUE is an excellent solution for street lighting in urban areas of great architectural value. Due to the kind of urban environment, the Municipality choice has perfectly matched lighting and energy savings prescriptions and the need of a well-designed product able to create a perfect harmony with the surrounding cityscape.
ARMONIA with its unique style is the modern evolution of the classic equipment for public lighting. Also in this case the luminaire represents a perfect compromise between classic and modern forms.