Village church Güterfelde
Photo: mawa design / Daniel Haym
Photo: mawa design / Daniel Haym

Village church Güterfelde

Pendant luminaires in clean form reflect straightness

The town of Güterfelde has one of the oldest village churches in all of Teltow, its history dating back to the first third of the 13th century. A massive west tower, with typical tall and slender windows in its lower section, sits along the full width of the rectangular dark fieldstone building with apses.

For the renovation of this historically protected church under the direction of Berlin based architect C.G. Luetcke, mawa designed and produced the suspended glass lights »gü 1« and »gü 2«.

The wooden built-ins that characterise the interior and appear in light tones after the refurbishment, the stunning wooden beam ceiling and the restored old stone floor are emphasised by the luminaires. The simple and clear shapes of the pendant luminaires emphasise the general straightness of the room. It radiates lightness and tranquillity.

Lichtplanung & Ausführung

mawa design

Photography

mawa design, Daniel Haym

Scope of services

8 × güterfelde pendant light »gü 1«
height glass cylinder 450 mm, diameter 120 mm, inside satin-finished borosilicate glass, silver cotton-covered cable with an integrated kevlar security cord, dimmable, lamp: AGL E27, max. 100 W white inside-frosted lamp or compact fluorescent lamp (energy-saving) E27, max. 20 W

10 × güterfelde pendant light »gü 2«
height glass cylinder 350 mm, diameter 90 mm, inside satin-finished borosilicate glass, silver cotton-covered cable with an integrated kevlar security cord, dimmable, lamp: AGL E27, max. 100 W white inside-frosted lamp or compact fluorescent lamp (energy-saving) E27, max. 20W

10 × eintopf ceiling lights et1
pebble grey (RAL 7032)

Photo: mawa design / Daniel Haym

The bodies of the lights, made of satin-finished borosilicate glass, attached a small distance away from the white internal-housings with 3 stainless steel knurled bolts each, evenly illuminate the church interior with direct and indirect light, while delivering a comfortable, continuously adjustable, reading light to the pews.

Photo: mawa design / Daniel Haym

The suspended lights are hung, using a through-ceiling cable protection sleeve, specially developed for use in historical wood-beam ceilings with open space for attachment below the roof. The cable protection sleeve is made of brushed stainless steel, with a minimal disc stop at the ceiling, and the lights are suspended through the sleeve by an elegant, silver, cotton-covered cable with an integrated kevlar security cord.

Photo: mawa design / Daniel Haym

In spite of their number, this floating ensemble of 6 large and 4 small lights remains reserved, and allows visitors an unhindered view to the altar, even from the gallery.

Photo: mawa design / Daniel Haym

Under the gallery, eintopf ceiling lights with a custom pebble gray finish are installed. The  form and color of the lights are inconspicuous and unobtrusive in the space of the low room.