St. Nicholas’ Church Berlin
Photo: mawa design
Photo: mawa design

St. Nicholas’ Church Berlin

Glass globes as individually manufactured floor, wall and pendant luminaires

St. Nicholas is the oldest church and one of the oldest buildings in the city. The St. Nicholas Church was originally built as a stone basilica in the 13th century. Today, it’s actual look is due to repeated modifications over the years.

For it’s current use as a museum and venue for classical music and organ concerts, Studio Dinnebier, from Berlin, designed a lighting concept which posed a technical challenge in both form and functionality. The partnership with mawa produced 9 different types of floor, wall, and suspended lights, all in a distinctive design language. 

The key feature, a rotatable glass globe with an integrated light source, is the recurring theme woven throughout the entire house of worship.

Lichtplanung und Entwurf

Studio Dinnebier

Realisation

mawa design

Photography

mawa design, Daniel Haym

Scope of services

30 × pendant luminaire long
18 globes each, 4 circuits + emergency light held at two sides
14 × luminaire »pl 1«
16 × luminaire »pl 2«

4 × pendant luminaire, short »pl 3«
9 globes each, 3 circuits + emergency light held at both ends

2 × pendant luminaire, short »pl 5«
9 globes each, 3 circuits + emergency light held on one side

4 × pendant luminaire, short »pl 7«
4 globes each, 1 circuit + emergency light held on one side 

17 × ceiling lamp
2 globes each

2 × ceiling lamp
3 globes each

2 × wall lamp
2 globes each

4 × floor lamp
3 globes each

3 × floor lamp
4 globes each

Photo: mawa design
Photo: mawa design

The lighting, accessible for maintenance and upkeep, was designed, constructed, produced, and mounted, by mawa. The special feature: HIT and LV mixed technology operation with dimmable DALI control and integrated emergency lamp units

Photo: mawa design

Photo: mawa design

Photo: mawa design

mawa design
Photo: mawa design