Museum Humboldt Forum Berlin
Photo: Stefan Wolf Lucks
Photo: Stefan Wolf Lucks

Museum Humboldt Forum Berlin

Exhibitions, events and cultural education on 42.000 m²

mawa illuminated more than 10,000 square meters of exhibition space in the new Center for Culture and Science in the heart of Berlin. Opened in July 2021, the 800 year chronology of the Humboldt Forum – from a medieval Dominican monastery, to the Berlin Palace, to the GDR Palace of the Republic, up to the recent large construction site – is portrayed in numerous permanent exhibits. Also on show is the Berlin Exhibit, with a focus on the international history of the city, the Ethnological Museum, covering the cultures of Africa, the Americas, Australia and Oceania, and the Asian Art Museum.

Client, owner and operator

Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss

Competition design / Architecture

Franco Stella Architetto, Prof. Franco Stella

Realisation

Franco Stella Humboldt-Forum Projektgemeinschaft (Franco Stella Architetto, Hilmer & Sattler-Albrecht GmbH, gmp GmbH)

Technical building equipment

Innius DÖ GmbH / Innius GTD GmbH

Lighting design exhibition areas

Lichtvision Design GmbH

Lighting design special exhibition “Take a seat”

Ulrike Link – Lichtplanung

Project management mawa design

Anja Bröscky, Daniel Frey

Scope of services

263 × seventies plus track spotlight seP-11-d1
LED, 3000 K, Ra > 95 (typ. 97), DALI, white matt (RAL 9010)

653 × seventies plus track spotlight seP-11-d1
LED, 3000 K, Ra > 95 (typ. 97), rotary potentiometer, white matt (RAL 9010)

311 × seventies plus track spotlight seP-11-d2
LED, 3000 K, Ra > 95 (typ. 97), DALI, white matt (RAL 9010)

2136 × seventies plus track spotlight seP-11-d2
LED, 3000 K, Ra > 95 (typ. 97), rotary potentiometer, white matt (RAL 9010)

Photo: Stefan Wolf Lucks

With more than 3000 track-mounted spotlights from the seventies plus series, mawa individually staged numerous showcases and exhibits, such as those of the Polynesian gods.

Photo: Stefan Wolf Lucks

The combination of modern LED technology, the large variety of accessories, and ease of portability offers an economical, highly flexible, and timeless lighting solution – especially for temporary exhibition programs such as the ivory exhibit „Terrible Beauty.“ Until the end of November 2021, it illuminated the polarising theme between aesthetic and barbarism in a polyphonic and multi-dimensional way.

Photo: Stefan Wolf Lucks

As a result of the high performance capability of the museum spotlights, even the highest rooms are able to be efficiently and effectively illuminated. This can be experienced first hand in the more than ten meter high space of the „Have a Seat!“ exhibit, among others. The exhibit invites the youngest visitors to the Humboldt Forum to playfully experience and think about the theme of sitting in the context of society and culture.

Photo: Stefan Wolf Lucks
Photo: Stefan Wolf Lucks