It is a long-awaited renewal of the outdoor environment that has taken place. It is important to have pleasant and functional environments both indoors and outdoors, it is part of the university's attractiveness for both students and staff, says Veronika Sundström, university director at Luleå University of Technology.
The renovation has consisted of a lot of work underground, but it is the efforts above ground that contribute to the creation of a safe and beautiful place that can be used by pedestrians and cyclists and at the same time is a place to take a rest and meet.
Regnbågsallén has been equipped with a café area and several new seats in the form of wooden modules and fixed furniture for studies and socializing. Along the entire avenue, perennials and groups of trees have been planted and at the seats there is vegetation that is green both in spring and autumn and contributes to a good local climate. Characteristic of the upgraded Rainbow Avenue is also the new lighting, adapted for a university area in the north. With both warm and cold light in harmony, interesting effects are created that mimic the starry sky as well as the northern lights. By directing the lighting downwards and reducing glare, you can see the night sky and light pollution is avoided.
In close collaboration with Luleå University of Technology, we have created the conditions for a place that is more than just a transport route – it is a place for meetings, learning, coffee breaks and events as well as a beautiful avenue to walk or bike along, says Peter Bohman, Market Area Director at Akademiska Hus.
Visitors to the inauguration were treated to alcohol free mulled wine and saffron buns just in time for First Sunday of Advent