The engineering firm in charge of lighting for the HARPA underground car park placed its trust in ROVASI luminaires
The lighting design for this space was carried out by Icelandic engineering firm Verkis, and included both the plaza and the underground car park. Verkis began working on the design of the car park at the beginning of 2010 and they soon realized that the only way to showcase the architecture was through creative lighting design.
Lighting designer Rósa Dögg Þorsteinsdóttir, who was in charge of the scheme, explained: “Car parks are not known to be attractive or enticing and more often than not have poor lighting which creates a sense of insecurity. Our goal was to create a car park that was bright, even when filled with black cars and to make footpaths and exits clear and easy to navigate.”
The light fixtures installed in the car park area belong to the DAU U ROVASI product family. DAU U are surface mounted downlights with cubic design that achieve an IP65 protection. Lighting fixtures installed in the HARPA car park were specially painted according to the architect's criteria in a textured RAL dark grey. ROVASI is highly flexible with regard to adapting the lighting fixtures to suit the project requirements, not only for aesthetic questions but also in terms of photometric and product technical characteristics.