Light in the Giraffe Park
In Sweden people often suffer from a lack of light in the wintertime. In the dark hours they like to withdraw and spend days on end inside their own four walls. Although it may be healthy and relaxing when done in moderation, over the long term it is not good for the body or the soul. It is even more extreme with children, who become tired and restless when they’re indoors for too long. At the end of the winter children and adults alike are yearning for sunlight.
Bringing light to the darkness
No one has yet been able to invent an artificial sun. But the city of Uppsala had an idea in 2014: Why not design a playground that is brightly lit throughout the winter? When there’s no natural sunlight available, one has to improvise. Not much is needed for this: a public sponsor, an architect to design a playground, a couple of light poles with adequate lighting – and the ‘winter garden’ is finished.
Creating a leopard look with simple steel poles
In November 2014 Tecpoles receives the order from Swedish customer Moramasten to make two light poles with a leopard look. If they want to stay on schedule, they cannot make the poles in Germany. Thus, without further ado, two poles that were already delivered to the Swedish customer are brought back to Germany, coated with a predator design and transported back to Sweden.