When trade and visitor numbers on Kullagatan in Helsingborg declined, the city took the decision to overhaul and develop a completely new concept for the entire stretch of road with the aim of luring customers back to its shops and cafés. It became an extensive job, affecting the ground covering, colour scheme, sound system, and lighting. Martin Hadmyr, landscape architect and urban gardener, was the man who came to be responsible for designing the concept. The street lighting, whose design reflects the shape of the new ground covering, is equipped with LEDs, while the punched metal of the cylinders emits different RGBcoloured light, and a constant white downlight illuminates the street below. Depending on the situation and the time of day, the lighting may be accompanied by music. People enjoying the early evening air following an after-work cocktail experience a different interplay of light and sound to football fans following a Helsingborg win, for example.
Today, Kullagatan has regained its position as a popular shopping street, and thanks to its changing environment, visitors can enjoy an ever-changing son et lumière experience.
Landscape architect: Martin Hadmyr, City of Helsingborg.