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Hotel Oderberger in the Bathhouse Oderberger Straße
Berlin, Germany

  • project Hotel Oderberger in the Historic Bathhouse Oderberger Straße
  • client GLS Campus, Berlin
  • architect CPM Architects, Berlin
  • lighting designer Teamlicht, Hamburg
  • photographer Claus Boeckh

Over the past 20 years, Oderberger Straße in the Berlin district of Prenzlauer Berg has developed from a street with the charm of the old GDR to become a fashionable nightlife and shopping location. Consequently, it is now home to numerous small shops, restaurants and cafés, and is known for its high percentage of students and young families.

The public swimming baths in Oderberger Straße was designed by the Berlin architect and Civic Building Officer Ludwig Hoffmann in 1897 but had been in disuse since the 1980s until being restored between 2012 and 2016. As well as the historic indoor swimming hall, this former "Volksbadeanstalt" (People's Bathhouse) now accommodates a hotel with training and events rooms too.

The Oderberger Hotel's interior lighting concept has been implemented using luminaires by Selux. For this project, the priority was on lighting that is aesthetic, economical and controllable. The imposing Neo Quadro luminaires in the fireplace room and the library are real eye-catchers. The LED pendant luminaires have been manufactured using a special bronze lacquer, the integrated RGBW lighting technology enabling a limitless range of light moods. In the seminar and training rooms in the basement, M36 luminaires and Satinlights Office pendant luminaires ensure optimal, glareless illumination. The delicate M36 luminaires have been installed in a quadratic, suspended formation, their subtle design contrasting deliberately with the historic vaulted ceilings, ensuring aesthetic lighting for these authentic rooms.

In addition 130 wall-mounted Neo luminaires have been installed in the corridors for direct/indirect lighting.

  • Utilisation of all visible light is the key to the Neo luminaire philosophy. The series combines the advantages of modularity, elegant design and operational efficiency. Its legacy is a functional and modernist appearance. Neo has been developed with a dedicated systematic approach to allow total freedom of design and flexibility of specification for suspended, ceiling-mounted or surface-mounted applications. The Neo range offers a single system of lighting design solutions for a wide range of tasks found on any project.
  • The M is a highly flexible family of luminaires combining a virtually universal range of applications with minimalist design. Thanks to the manifold assembly variants, profile widths and optics systems, this system of light channels can provide a custom lighting solution for even the most specialist requirements precisely to the millimetre, whether as single luminaires or a complex lighting structure.
  • Satinlights can be coordinated to complement the surrounding architecture and are available in a wide range of versions, with uniformly illuminated, linear, round or square diffusers. Satinlights Office luminaires are equipped with microprism shieldings, making them particularly suitable for computer or other screen-based workstations. The modular structure of the Satinlights range means it can also form the basis for customer-specific solutions and individual luminaire concepts.
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