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.
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.
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.
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.