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Berlin in a new light: Unter den Linden underground station

The route of the newly built segment of the U5 metro line is open. The route connects Alexanderplatz with Hauptbahnhof and a whole host of buildings along the way outfitted with mawa lights. Beginning at Alexanderplatz underground station with the Kongresshalle from Hermann Henselmann, the route passes Nikolaikirche, the Humboldtforum with new seventies plus spotlights, and continues to the Futurium at the Bundestag.

Arriving now: Unter den Linden underground station. Crown chandeliers by mawa illuminate the Upper Eastside residential and commercial complex above ground, and now, mawa illuminates the new underground station designed by architects, Ingrid Hentschel und Axel Oestreich below. mawa designed, constructed and produced a total of seven custom luminaires for the most modern underground station in Berlin, which fulfill the highest requirements and are DEKRA type-certified products.

The custom produced, recessed ceiling lights, illuminate the platform as if it were a bright hall, and luminaires, recessed in the dark shell-limestone walls from Franconian Kirchheim, lend the access stairs a noble feeling.

mawa wishes all a good journey.

Scope of work

  • 40 × Typ 2 Rectangular recessed downlight
    partly with emergency light, 68 W, 7700 lm
    1069 × 594 × 109 mm (L×W×H)

  • 74 × Typ 3 Square recessed downlight
    partly with emergency light, 88 W, 1400 lm
    650 × 650 × 163 mm (L×W×H)

  • 128 × Typ 4 Recessed wall light
    partly with emergency light, 48 W, 2860 lm
    1200 × 90 × 150 mm (L×W×H)

  • 4 × Typ 5 Light line
    (10 segments/light line) 371 W, 64350 lm 
    14300 × 80 × 80 mm (L×W×H)

  • 15 × Typ 6 Light line
    (1–3 segments/light line) 57 W, 8960 lm
    1990 × 215 × 120 mm (L×W×H)

  • 92 × Typ 9 Recessed wall light 
    (8 × different sizes) 24 W, 3480 lm
    486–678 × 150–156 × 80–90 mm (L×W×H)

  • 4 × Typ 11 Light line
    35 W, 5075 lm
    2100 × 100 × 90 mm (L×W×H)

Project Developer and Client
Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG)

Project board
BVG Projekt GmbH

Architecture
Ingrid Hentschel –
Prof. Axel Oestreich Architekten BDA

Assembly
Heinen-Beralt Elektro- und Blitzschutzanlagen GmbH

Project board mawa design
Dirk Salewski
Aleksej Uthé

Assistent Project board mawa design
Johanna Dietrich

Photography
mawa design