Östermalms Saluhall in new light

Östermalms Saluhall in Stockholm, Sweden

Östermalms Saluhall is one of the world’s foremost food and dining venues, providing high-quality food and ingredients from around the world, in a historic setting dating back to 1888. It has the highest level in the Stockholm City Museum’s cultural classification and the City of Stockholm was responsible for renovating this magnificent building with great attention to its cultural and historical heritage. The refurbishment project is part of the city’s “Vision 2030” - outlining a long-term vision for a sustainable growth and development of Stockholm, which includes improving the entire area around Östermalms Saluhall and the adjacent streets.

Light Bureau was responsible for highlighting Östermalm Saluhall as a landmark and way-finding element after dark, revealing the original architectural beauty through the façade lighting. This was achieved over a 9-year period through exact detailing, which took into consideration the preservation of a heritage listed building. The challenges were to strike a balance with the local surroundings and the city and at the same time strengthening the building as a target point for the landmark it is. We also wanted to create an attractive environment and an area where people can feel safe.

The renovation ended in March 2020 and re-opened for the public on March 5th. The lighting design project was carried out in close collaboration with the client, project leader, electrical engineer, and Stockholm’s beauty council and heritage board.

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Östermalms Saluhall


Kai Piippo - Head of Design, Light Bureau

Kai Piippo

Head of Design, Light Bureau

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