Photo: Hanns Joosten
Photo: Hanns Joosten

Rathaus Plaza Berlin

Oversized luminaires for outdoor reading areas

The Rathaus plaza is one of the most important public spaces in the Berlin district of Wedding. Especially the reading garden at the new Schiller Library connects building and open space in a special way: Spacious benches invite you to linger and read under the open sky. The outdoor reading room is complemented by oversized, sculptural reading lights made of concrete.

Three custom-made modules of our fbl series, built into the lighting shaft, illuminate the colored interior of the lampshade and enlivens the appearance of the colored light. For exactly positioned openings at the concrete casting, mawa produced the necessary moulded inserts, including placeholders for the cable runs. After completion, the light modules were mounted on site. The redesign was awarded the German Landscape Architecture Prize 2019.


Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung und Umwelt, Berlin

Open spaces, LPH 2–8

ANNABAU Architektur und Landschaft GmbH
Sofia Petersson, Moritz Schloten

Lighting design

Studio Dinnebier
Jan Dinnebier


Hanns Joosten
Chris Keller
mawa design

Scope of services

21 × custom-build version fbl
17 W, 3000 K, CRI 95, 880 lm, IP65, powder coated silver matt

Photo: Hanns Joosten
Photo: Hanns Joosten
Photo: mawa design
Photo: mawa design

Photo: mawa design
Photo: Hanns Joosten
Photo: Chris Keller