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Jewish Museum Frankfurt am Main / Extension
Frankfurt am Main

  • client Jewish Museum, Frankfurt am Main
  • architect Staab Architects, Berlin
  • lighting designer Licht Kunst Licht, Berlin
  • photographer Marc Winkel-Blackmore , KOY + WINKEL Fotografie

In Octo­ber 2020, a modern annex for Jewish his­tory and cul­ture was opened alongside the his­to­ri­cal Roth­schild Palais, which has housed the Jewish Museum in Frank­furt since 1988. At the con­nec­ting point bet­ween the old and new buil­dings, a spa­cious fore­court has been built.

For this, Israeli artist Ariel Schles­in­ger has desig­ned an 11-metre high tree sculp­ture called Untit­led” con­sis­ting of two trees cast in alu­mi­nium – one plan­ted in the ground, the other upside down with its roots pro­t­ru­ding into the sky. The slim, cylin­d­ri­cal Lif light column blends har­mo­niously into the spec­ta­cu­lar sur­roun­dings wit­hout domi­na­ting the fore­court. This system lumi­naire has been con­fi­gu­red to handle dif­fe­rent ligh­ting tasks, with the top ele­ment fitted with a qua­dru­ple Tritec optic, the light of which ensu­res pleasant gene­ral ligh­ting. This is sup­ple­men­ted by a Twin­s­pot module, which accen­tu­a­tes the façade of the new buil­ding by means of pre­cise spot­ligh­ting. As well as the basic ligh­ting func­tion, a smart func­tion has been inte­gra­ted into the Lif: four adjusta­ble sur­veil­lance came­ras blend into the modu­lar system, pro­vi­ding secu­rity and safety for citi­zens.

  • Cities are lively, vibrant places that are always in motion. Changes in use within communal spaces or multi-functional concepts are transforming urban spaces and with it, the requirements for lighting. As a modular system luminaire in the shape of a slim, cylindrical light column, Lif provides full freedom for the creation of light settings in urban spaces and the smart implementation of these using networked functions. More flexible than any other luminaire, it adapts itself to the widest variety of urban lighting tasks. By day, Lif occupies a reserved role in the cityscape but it is during darkness that it demonstrates its true versatility – depending on the configuration, it can be transformed into a luminaire for squares or pathways, an accent light, or even all of these at once, while at all times remaining a minimalist light column. Lighting tools like the pathway module or the Gobo projector for eyecatching projection effects expand and enhance the scope of planning. New spacer elements in four heights perfectly complement the versatile configuration options of Lif, while smart components like a loudspeaker module, camera, or WiFi element make this light column a key element in smart cities.

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