Hotel Hilton Garden Inn, Exterior Lighting Mannheim
Photo: ARIVA Hotel GmbH / Søren Thomsen
Photo: ARIVA Hotel GmbH / Søren Thomsen

Hotel Hilton Garden Inn, Exterior Lighting Mannheim

Profile spotlight for the facade, downlight for the walkway

The first impression of the Hilton Hotel at the Mannheim main train station is shaped by four portals of the historical German Reichspost integrated in the new facade. The most impressive of the four marks the entrance to the hotel, and at night, is highlighted by an especially warm-toned light.

It contrasts with the much cooler staging of the new facade, the structure of which is emphasized in a modern, yet subtle way, by slender cylinder lights custom-made by mawa. The light is emitted by slits from behind and is concentrated exclusively on the facade. An integrated downlight illuminates the pathway below.

Project developer and client

Diringer & Scheidel Unternehmensgruppe

Operator

Ariva Hotel GmbH

Architecture

blocher partners

Lighting design

candela gmbh

Photography

ARIVA Hotel GmbH | Søren Dam Thomsen
mawa design

Scope of services

22 × custom build facade lighting
indirectly shining to the facade, 20 W, 3000 K, 2000 lm, RAL 9007 matt
Downlight for walkway lighting, 3000 K, 650 lm

Photo: ARIVA Hotel GmbH / Søren Thomsen
Photo: mawa design

Photo: mawa design

Photo: mawa design

Photo: mawa design

mawa had already delivered the substructure to be anchored in the shell construction one year prior to the completion of the building. A specially constructed spacer defined the opening within the curtain wall and later served as the mount for the lighting element.

Photo: mawa design

Photo: mawa design

Photo: mawa design