City church St. Marien Altlandsberg
Crown-light in cross vault
Every sacred building is impressive in its own indiviual way.
Upon entering the interior of the renovated stone church in Altlandsberg, north-east of Berlin, the eye immediately wanders to the ceiling with its gothic cross and ribbed vaults. In the whitewashed surroundings, the colorfully delineated ribs become a room-defining element.
Lighting concept and lighting design both pay particular attention to this element.
The result is two custom constructions from the house of mawa, based on the wittenberg 4.0 lighting series. A ring-formed, profile crown-light, with an impressive diameter of 4 1/2 meters, highlights floor and ceiling of this representative central nave. The suspension cables run to the center of a specially designed canopy. Placed at the apex of the ribbed vault, the canopy not only supports the ring, but thanks to four integrated spot heads, becomes itself a luminaire. Its design is found again in the second lighting solution, which is comprised of four movable spot heads in a cylindrical housing. Mounted on a suspension rod and supplemented with a diffused, indirect-lighting component, it highlights each vault in the chancel and side aisles.
The colonnaded main entry beneath the organ loft is illuminated with recessed ceiling spots. The wooden supporting structure remains completely dark, whereby the sacred space, upon entering, appears all the more impressive with its more than 750 years of history.