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Illuminated Water Tower - Arctura

Arctura Water Tower

The Arctura water tower holds 6.8 million gallons of boiling water that is used to heat homes in the surrounding region.

The 215-foot high structure, wrapped in an almond-shaped, energy-efficient veil of stainless steel, stands on a hill above the local ski station of Östersund. A restaurant with this spectacular view has been installed on top of the tower. Lighting experts LjusDesign were engaged to design the tower's illumination. This light design, which is projected onto the metal fabric by means of LED fixtures, was inspired by Arcturus, the 'provincial star' of Jämtland. The lighting program adheres to astronomical time.

Technical specification:

  • System: Facades
  • Metal fabrics: Tigris
  • Fastening solution: inserted round rods with eyebolts and springs (DE: eingeschobene Rundstange mit Augenschrauben und Federn)
  • Colours + surfaces: illuminated facade by means of LED fixtures
  • Type of building:Public Buildings and Arts, Retail and Restaurants
  • Region/City: Oestersund/Sweden
  • Architect: Sweco FFNS

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