Photo: Stefan Wolf Lucks
Photo: Stefan Wolf Lucks

Museum Humboldt Forum Berlin

Exhibitions, events and cultural education on 42.000 m²

The highly professional lighting tools from mawa are increasingly found in renowned museums, collections, and institutions, both in and out of Germany. The Humboldt Forum in Berlin is an absolute highlight.

By the end of 2020, the new Center for Culture and Science is expected to be opened in the heart of the city. 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 – will be portrayed in numerous permanent exhibits. Additionally, the Berlin Exhibition, with a focus on the international history of the city, the Ethnological Museum of the Cultures of Oceania, the Americas, and Africa, and the Museum for Asian Art as well, will be on view.

mawa illuminates the modern exhibition rooms with more than 3000 track spotlights from the seventies plus series. The combination of modern LED technology, an extensive array of accessories, and the changeability of location represents an energy efficient, highly flexible, and time-honored lighting solution.

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

Lichtvision Design GmbH

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
Photo: Stefan Wolf Lucks

In 2002, the German Bundestag resolved to reconstruct the Berlin Palace, named after the polymath and educational reformer, Wilhelm von Humboldt, and his younger brother, the explorer, Alexander von Humboldt. The Berlin Palace was severely damaged in the Second World War and subsequently demolished in 1950. An international architectural competition was won by the Italian architect, Prof. Franco Stella.

Photo: Stefan Wolf Lucks

In accordance with the requirements, three baroque facades including the dome were reconstructed in order to restore the historic cityscape and to honor the outstanding achievements of the architect, Andreas Schlüter, in the 18th century.

Photo: Stefan Wolf Lucks

Stella designed the Belvedere – a completely modern structure – for the transverse building with no historical building restrictions along the Spree river. Once, one of the most important Baroque buildings north of the Alps, the building is alive today with the contrast to contemporary architecture, representing the fracturous history of the place.

Photo: Stefan Wolf Lucks