Residential and commercial building Upper Eastside Berlin
Chandelier from thousands of glass crystals
Imposing facade lights, extensive arcade lighting, and in the foyer of the entrance to Unter den Linden Nr. 16, a chandelier with more than 15,000 individual elements – all produced by mawa for GMP-Architects in collaboration with Daniel Walden from Licht AG Bonn.
14,976 crystals are distributed across three levels of the chandelier, encompassing an area of 1800 × 3600 mm, with a height of more than 3500 mm. Each level consists of 12 elements and 8 strings distributed across 52 sections. 26 Flos lights transform the foyer through the interplay between two mirrors facing one another, resulting in an interesting, almost homey atmosphere.
The perfect brass workmanship of the facade lights is captivating. Specifically for the burnishing of the brass corset, mawa developed a V-cut process to ensure exact sharp edges. A narrow beam 35 W, HIT uplight with a beam angle of 15° and a 70 W, HIT downlight with a 60° beam angle illuminate the Unter den Linden facade. For the central light source, a 40 W, TC-L compact fluorescent lamp is used to evenly illuminate the satin-finished acrylic body.
The DALI-controlled light can be individually controlled and dimmed over 2 circuits.
The new building housing MEAG Munich is situated on the corner of Unter den Linden and Friedrichstrasse. Its striking natural stone facade is discretely illuminated by the widely visible, 8000 cm long, arcade lighting. Two 410 × 410 cm square lighting systems, each with twelve dimmable DALI-ECGs (total output: 750 W) act as bookends for a row of fifteen 410 × 220 cm ceiling lighting systems, each with ten dimmable DALI-ECGs (total output: 518 W).
The color of the aluminum lobby lights are well-coordinated with a bronze like finish. Easily revisable acrylic glass covers are matt-finished on one side and serve as diffusors. All are flush-mounted in the natural stone.