Castle Wynd and the Castle Steps are key pedestrian routes within the heart of Inverness which connect the Museum, Castle, High Street, and River. These routes are not currently appealing to pedestrians and are marked with unsightly service yards, tired surfaces, and poor lighting.
Working with the Highland Council and Lightfolio, our proposals have been designed to create an urban environment which will draw positive pedestrian activity and highlight the links between the city’s most important landmarks.
Our proposals consist of a full upgrade of the street surfaces and the installation of metal fins with integrated LED lighting along Castle Wynd and the Castle Steps. The fins, of variable height and density, can screen unsightly areas or highlight routes to make them more accessible, intriguing and inviting. The LED lighting’s synchronised colour change and pattern shift makes for an installation that blends art and architecture to create a vibrant urban realm.