Underground Station »Unter den Linden« Berlin
Seven special luminaires for Berlin's most modern underground station
mawa uses seven different lighting types to illuminate the »Unter den Linden« underground station in Berlin Mitte.
LED lights, specifically designed for the project, are installed on all three levels beneath the Unter den Linden/Friedrichsstraße street crossing.
Light connects aesthetics with function
Using spacious and timeless design, the architects Ingrid Hentschel and Prof. Axel Oestreich, succeeded in facilitating orientation for passengers, through the interchange station, where the underground U5 and U6 subway lines cross. The soft and evenly distributed illumination combines architectural emphasis with functional aspects, such as security and way-finding.
In all access areas, built-in wall lights, with rectangular light-emitting surfaces, follow the run of the stairs and ensure their safety.
Light enhances grandeur
Wall-integrated floor and ceiling floodlights, coordinated with the lengths of the shell-limestone panels, illuminate the stairwells and emphasize the grand, sacred feel, of the 12 meter high space.
Light leads the way
Two parallel light lines, beneath the central escalator, guide the passengers from the middle transfer level to the U5 platform on the lowest floor. Since December 2020, these tracks transport passengers, in the East-West direction through the city, and connect Alexanderplatz with the Hauptbahnhof main train station.
Be careful on the platform!
Ceiling-integrated surface luminaires, produce the necessary level of illumination, to give passengers and personnel a sense of security, in this area requiring heightened awareness. To ensure compliance with regulatory standards, the light-output is measured in our in-house lighting laboratory, and simulated and calculated by our planning department.