Goethe Institute Ukraine Kiev
wittenberg 4.0 – luminaires in formal diversity for flexible use
The goal of many planners is to meet all of the requirements of room design and user comfort with the least number of different lighting types.
The wittenberg 4.0 lighting series is extremely well-suited for this. This series is the most diverse and versatile of all in the mawa portfolio.
In the library of the Goethe Institute in Kiev, this concept is particularly well implemented. For nearly 70 years, and for many people, this world-wide cultural institution is their first contact with Germany. The Institute promotes knowledge of the German language and cultivates international cooperation.
For the design of the premises, the Goethe Institute organized a competition. Interior design firms in the Ukraine were invited to „create more space for communication“ and „place the focus on people“. Inviting rooms designed for flexible use, which skillfully combine the analog and digital media collection, are the result.
One head – many possibilities
mawa illuminated the library, renovated and newly opened in 2020, with spotlights from the wittenberg 4.0 series. Incorporated into linear profiles up to seven meters long, they emphasize, above all, the slender floor plan geometry.
In the form of two and three-headed surface-mounted spotlight units, they illuminate the shelves around the pillars.
Underneath the central apex of the vaulting, they’re integrated into the ring-shaped chandeliers. Up to two meters in diameter, and supplemented with uplights, these chandeliers significantly impact the impression of the space.
In-house production allows mawa to accommodate individual customer requests at short notice. That is how we are able to produce specially configured profiles in individual diameters and lengths as needed. Only the parameters of our machines, and transportation, define the upper and lower boundaries of possibility.
In international distribution, there are often special import requirements to be addressed. The Ukraine, for example, requires compliance with the IPPC standard. This international plant protection agreement requires wooden packing material to be heat-treated to protect against the import of unwanted pests. Naturally, mawa are compliant.