On behalf of the City of Stockholm, Per Sundin has since 2008 created an annual lighting of the facade of the concert hall for the Nobel Prize celebrations. The design idea is based on the unique cobalt color scheme. The blue pigment has a fantastic property of reflecting the blue wavelengths of light.
With small amounts of cold tones of light, the building stands out from the noise of its surroundings. The light levels change according to twilight light and the city’s pulse: the lighting is slightly brighter during the hectic afternoon hours and the level drops during the evening to blend into the city’s night light.
The installation for the Nobel Week is set to be made permanent in the year 2021.
This year, the city has requested an extra addition as a contribution to “Nobel Week Lights”.
To give extra shine to the unique building, a “golden crown” will be temporarily installed on the roof balconies, spreading glittering light across the city. The warm light against the blue facade gives the whole building a royal splendor, in true Nobel spirit.