This elongated courtyard space is designed as one, broad, flexible surface on which the only fixed elements are heavily pruned Scotch pine, cycle racks and the lighting installations. Generally, the Farvergården is on a small scale. The surrounding facades are very different in terms of materials and size, and are moreover of different periods, all of which creates a mood of diversity and authenticity. This authenticity has been preserved by the introduction of new elements that precisely enhance the existing ones: yellow paving tiles have been used; a pattern of black granite bands has been woven into the yellow space, creating movement across the surface. Scotch pine (pinus sylvestris) has been chosen – not the usual choice of tree for urban settings, but the colour of the trunk and the tree's somewhat irregular growth match very well the free play of colour in the paving and the arrangement of the seating. Grass has been sown in the relatively large flower beds. The lighting consists of four tall posts on which the light fittings are mounted: the posts vary in height. On a day-to-day basis, the lighting pattern is changed after 8 pm from general lighting to a show of coloured lights, coupled with lighting along the lower sections of the facades that makes for an atmosphere of security. The lighting pattern can be altered to suit special occasions: arena lighting, for example, or spotlights on performing artistes.