Lif at the Science Centre Spectrum at the Deutsche Technikmuseum The Science Centre Spectrum at the Deutsches Technikmuseum brings the world of natural sciences and technology closer to young and old in playful fashion. The reopened hands-on exhibition is located in the former management building of Anhalter Bahnhof station in Mockernstrase in Berlin. As part of the renovation, the entrance area of the Science Centre has been redesigned.
The goal was to design a spacious new entrance for museum visitors and the nearby Gleisdreieck-Park. But how could a representative spatial situation be created using light? The architects Mohring Architekten opted for a lighting solution using Lif. The reduced cylinder shape of the light column upgrades the museum‘s entrance area, which is integrated into the surrounding urban area by means of its elegant glow. Eleven Lif light columns in total – two of which are sponsored by Selux – light up the cobbled y-shaped forecourt. Light from the facade element is beamed onto the front of the museum at the same time. The innovative Lif system is part of the LED catwalk at the Deutsches Technikmuseum: Along a route of 1500 metres, various lighting concepts, traffic situations and colour temperatures are presented by more than 70 luminaires. The LED catwalk thereby demonstrates the options of contemporary innovative street light to any interested parties. The Lif light columns are already prepared for this. The open mounting elements will enable integration of future sensors for air measurements or parking space management and therefore render the lighting system suitable for various smart city applications.
architect: Möhring Architekten
lighting designer: Karsten Krause, lightview
photographer: Werner Huthmacher, Berlin
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