Radisson BLU Scandinavia 2019, Sweden, Gothenburg

Ambient Communicator at the heart of the hotel.

At Radisson BLU Scandinavia in Gothenburg brand based lighting together with custom made generative content are brought together in an artfully curated environment. The lighting system opens a new revenue channel for the hotel operator by making it easy to create, commission and execute new content paid for by their ballroom tenants. The system responds to external data streams.

The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel in the center of Gothenburg, has renovated its interiors with the special lighting intervention by Lighting Design Collective, Madrid. The interior design, developed by Lundwall Architects, started with darkness as a base material. The team worked together to achieve a balanced atmosphere by revealing transparencies, integrating lighting into latticed furniture, highlighting textures and playing with reflections. The large covered atrium is the heart of the hotel. Half of the rooms overlook the void and the ground floor is occupied by a bar, a cafe, the breakfast restaurant and a pre-function area. The space is bathed by natural light during the day, however, in the winter months at this latitude, the sun rises late in the morning and sets soon in the afternoon. The prime generator for the lighting concept was the natural light. We all live and are influenced through it. The relationship of its movement across the sky sets our body clocks. Flowers crane their heads on a daily cycle to maximise its life-giving benefits. Natural light is an ambient communicator giving us information about the weather, but importantly also the time of day. In response to this LDC designed a suspended light structure that suits the large scale of the atrium and functions as a data driven ambient communicator. The structure generates luminosity through light patterns, forming an abstract landscape with smooth movements linked to real-time meteorological data. In addition the whole feature acts as a digital infrastructure that opens a new revenue channel for the operators by making it easy to create, commission and execute immersive content within the space and renting these as ambient branding for the corporate customers. In the end the lighting integrates brand colours together with graphical elements and custom generative content, all brought together in an artfully curated whole. Lighting has a great impact on the feeling of comfort and promotes identity and excite¬ment creating lively spaces and inviting destinations. This lighting intervention for the Radisson strived for these qualities in an effort to drive people’s engagement and sociability to help to turn a space into place. Introducing a dynamic volume driven by data yet created by light, Radisson Blu Scandinavia’s night-time image symbolises the renovated & contemporary character of the hotel, concep-tually connecting the atrium with its environment, its’s happenings and its purpose.





Building or project owner : Radisson BLU Scandinavia

Architecture : Lunwall Architects interior Design

Project artist/ concept/ design/ planning : Lighting Design Collective

Structural engineering : /

Facade design : /

Facade construction : /

Kinetic engineering : /

Light design : Lighting Design Collective

Technical layout light : Lighting Design Collective

Display content/ visuals/ showreel : Skandal Technologies

Light hardware (LED hardware) : Invent Design

Lighting control software : Poet by Skandal Technologies

Project co-ordination : Skandal Technologies, Control department

Membrane skin : /

Interaction design/ programming : Skandal Technologies

Project sponsor/ support : /

Pixel or other basic module/ elements : DiGidot CREE RGB-WW by Invent Design


Pixel distance : 200 mm

Urban situation : Interior Courtyard

Participatory architecture & urban interaction


Photography & Sons

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Radisson BLU Scandinavia