The CitySwan column range was designed and developed as a collaborative effort between Bjarne Schläger, architect MAA, and Morten W. Borup, architect MAA. The column range comprises the following products:
This Brønshøj district is best known for sorry tales of crime and vandalism. But now, Tingbjerg has become a place most of the residents enjoy living in. This has been brought about by a renovation to the tune of DKK 330 millions with new family homes, more attractive outdoor areas and a greater sense of wellbeing as a result. For example, Tingbjerg now has new squares, new cycle paths, more playgrounds as well as new, improved lighting throughout.
In connection with the renovation, where lighting was a key factor in reducing crime and improving the area’s atmosphere, the architects took the bold step of developing a brand-new luminaire with a range of columns to match. Previously, samples of some of the existing columns and luminaires available on the market were set up as a trial, but none had the desired holistic look or, importantly, the flexibility required to create harmony in the urban landscape. The challenge was to develop a range of columns for one, two and three luminaires, as well as a wall bracket with matching luminaire.
Accordingly, architects Bjarne Schläger (BS light+architecture) and Morten W. Borup (GHB DESIGN) set about designing a brand-new range of lighting columns with matching luminaires. Their starting point was the graceful swan, so the result came to be called the CitySwan range.
The project was approved by the City of Copenhagen and the residents of Tingbjerg, who now enjoy these beautiful columns and luminaires lighting up their recently renovated neighbourhood.
The column range was developed by ALFRED PRIESS A/S, which now holds sole production and sales rights to the range. The luminaire was produced and marketed by PHILIPS A/S. The CitySwan range is a registered design.
175 pcs. ALFRED PRIESS; CITY SWAN Bronze 01, 02 og 03
85 pcs. ALFRED PRIESS; CITY SWAN WALL 130 and 70
255 pcs. PHILIPS; CITY SWAN luminaires
TINGBJERG, Brønshøj, Kopehagen, Denmark