St. Johannes church
Black lighting design works with the lighting of St Johannes Church exterior facades. The church is perceived today as a relatively dark silhouette in the city and crimes have been reported in the direct surrounding.
In 1881 announced a competition for proposals for a new church building, which was won by architect Carl Moller with a proposal in neo-Gothic style. In 1884 started foundation work, and in 1890 the church was completed.
The facades rest on a base of granite and has Gothic buttresses and rough arches, covered with red Skåne machine made brick. The roofs are covered with slate, as well as the small stair towers. In the corners the arms of the cross and the tall tower in the south, are small stair tower.
We at Black was the spring of 2011 approached by the City of Stockholm regarding the design of a safety-enhancing floodlight St. John Church.
The reason for the commission is that there is a problem with prostitution and crime in the area, which takes place at the cemetery and the church facade narrow and dark alleys. There was therefore a need for enhanced lighting along with the church facades and neighborhood.
Our lighting solution builds on the problem and seeks to combine an atmospheric façade lighting that highlights emphasize the church's architectural and aesthetic values, with a functional lighting that can provide a safer experience of the environment. The church is protected as a historical monument and therefore have been taken into account in planning the installation, in order to do as little damage as possible on the facades.
Swedish church and City of StockholmCompleted year: