Focus on permanent installations

Permanent lighting design

City of lighting Design and Art

The Copenhagen Light Festival is based on a flourishing and competent light art & design environment with strong traditions, providing space for growth and creating activities that increase the enthusiasm for the city’s space. The festival creates and collects light experiences in urban spaces and unconventional places for a large and wide audience – with an eye for upcoming talents and surprises and at an internationally high level.Copenhagen is full of lighting design and art, that you have might not discovered. Copenhagen Light Festival invites you to enjoy each and everyone of it, while you’re out in the city at night time.

Smedetoften

Smedetoften 12-14
2400 København NV

Byrummet er tegnet af 1:1 Landskab
Anlagt af Sven Bech A/S
Lysdesigner, arkitekt Merete Madsen fra MOE
Konstruktionen er tegnet af Eduard Troelsgård ingeniører
Bygherre: Københavns Kommune/Områdefornyelse Nordvest

Billederne er taget af: Rune Birkvad Sørensen

 

Cykelslangen (“Bicycle Snake”)

Cykelslangen, 1560 Copenhagen V

 

 

Højlys (High Light)

– Yoke

Brønshøjvej 29,
2700 Brønshøj

 

Little Sun Light Swarm
– Olafur Eliasson

Tivoli, Vesterbrogade 3, 1630 København V

 

Orb Family

– Pipaluk Supernova and Thomas Jørgensen

Emil Holms Kanal by KUA, 2300 København S

 

Underpass

– Sweco

February 1 – 24 (permanent- dynamic lighting)
Underpass, under Tomsgårdsvej from Hovmestervej, 2400 Copenhagen N

Skuespilhuset (Royal Danish Playhouse)

– Jesper Kongshaug

Sankt Annæ Plads 36, 1250 Copenhagen K

Tivoli Hjørnet (Tivoli Corner)

Fotograf: Roberto Fortuna
Corner of Bernstorffsgade and Vesterbrogade, 1630 København V

 

Tracks

– Karoline H Larsen

Blågårds Plads, 2200 København N

Univers

– Karoline H Larsen

Blågårds Plads, ved biblioteket, 2200 København N

The Lighthouse

– Lent by the Danish Maritime Authority

Carl Jacobsens Vej 29, 2500 København.

The lighthouse originates from a lightship from 1895, which has been at Skagen, Lappegrund and Læsø. The ship itself was sold to Tvind in 1979, who rebuilt the ship and renamed it Little Bear. But during a voyage across the Atlantic, the skipper forgot to turn a leaf in the logbook, and was therefore a day closer to shore than one thought, and the lightship sailed itself aground. This was before you had GPS.

The lighthouse was removed before the rebuilding, and is now placed in Valby to commemorate a time when light helped save human lives. You can read about the ship and all the 25 Danish lightships here