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Steps of the Harju ridge (Harjun portaat)

Designer: VALOA Design Oy

Year: 2012

City: Jyväskylä

Country: Finland

Architect: Gunnar A. Wahlroos

Constructor: City of Jyväskylä

Manufacturer: Bega, iGuzzini, Philips, Targetti

Concept Description

The lighting of the steps of the Harju ridge brings out the rows of birches surrounding the grand steps. Illuminated white trunks set the pace for a rise to the top of the Harju ridge. A stone wall is partially spotlighted and general lighting for the steps is carried out with wire-suspended lights. The atmosphere is appealing and safe also in the dark. In year 2012 the lowest part of the steps was refurbished and it now has a lovely illuminated water fountain and light benches.

Photographer: Juhana Konttinen