• B-One

      Project

      The new corporate headquarters for Berlin Hyp is intended to showcase the bank's sustainable vision while at the same time contributing to the urban development of the surrounding area. Planted terraces, a roof garden and a newly designed inner courtyard bring the greenery of the surrounding streets up to the roof. Photovoltaic modules are integrated into the natural stone façade grid to produce the bank's own electricity. The aim is to achieve DGNB Platinum certification.

      The building offers various zones for a wide range of activities, from active exchange in a team, with customers or in large groups, to concentrated work at individual workstations. Our lighting design includes the public areas such as entrances and atrium, the office floors and the outdoor areas. Workplace lighting controlled by smart technology with the help of sensors not only meets sustainability requirements, but also offers a high degree of individualisation.

      Building type
      Of­fice
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2020 — 2024
    • Mr. Spex

      Project

      We received two lighting design commissions: From the investor Blackrock and the user Mr. Spex. This made comprehensive lighting design possible. We developed a mounting system for the luminaires and acoustic panels, which is being used here for the first time. First, two tracks are mounted parallel to the façade; only one is a lighting track. This means that there is only one power supply to all the luminaires across the entire area. This has enabled us to keep the open ceilings tidy.
      For the corridor lighting, we use the electrical routes and guide the light as a path through the building for orientation and structure.

      Building type
      Of­fice
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2022 — 2024
    • Konferenzzentrum Mauerstrasse

      Project

      3 ministries share a large conference center in Berlin Mitte on Mauerstrasse. We were able to optimize the daylight glare with fabric louvers. The lighting can create a wide variety of moods and specifically increase the blue of the sky light. The pictures show the full spectrum of possibilities.
      In addition, there was the development of special luminaires: A luminous mobile with dichroic filters and solid glass blocks, and glass luminaires filled in the entrance to the Ministry of Family, Women, Children and Senior Citizens.
      Both luminaires were developed by us for the project.

      Building type
      Of­fice, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2021 — 2023
    • German Health Ministry

      Project

      For the Federal Ministry of Health we designed wall lights made of massive glass blocks. Some of the glass blocks are backed with dichroic color filters and change the perceived color of light depending on the angle of vision. We used blue tones towards the window facade and orange and yellow filters towards the inner back wall.

      Building type
      Mon­u­ment, Cul­ture, Of­fice, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2019 — 2023
    • Dusseldorf Konigsallee

      Project

      A new boulevard running parallel to the famous KÖ is being developed for shops and offices.

      Building type
      Re­tail, Cul­ture
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Düsseldorf
      Project time frame
      2023
    • House of Brandenburg´s History

      Project

      A museum in a former depot. We illuminated the exhibit with only two light channels. Recessed luminaires light the ceilings and show off the cross vaults. Spotlights set the scene for the exhibited objects. As a result of the close cooperation with the exhibit's designer, Prof. Detlef Saalfeld, it was possible to design a top-quality exhibit on a low budget.

      Building type
      Mu­se­um, Cul­ture
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Potsdam
      Project time frame
      2019 — 2023
    • House Haller

      Project

      A world-ranking educational institution came into being in Hamburg. In eight buildings near the Außenalster internationally renowned scientists will do research on current topics and continue to learn together. Their findings will be shared with the public in an auditorium.
      Haller House was the first of these buildings to be completed and already houses scientists and researchers. We illuminated this heritage building with great restraint yet strong accentuation of its architectural structure. One special feature is the staircase lighting. It consists of an arrangement of simple balls of light that are fitted with special LED boards to deliver long-term, high-quality light. Close cooperation with the aspiring and detail-oriented interior designer, Ms. Klatten, made this degree of quality possible.

      Building type
      Cul­ture, Mon­u­ment
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Hamburg
      Project time frame
      2020 — 2023
    • Montblanc House

      Project

      The facade has 450 DMX-controlled lighting fixtures that offer endless possibilities for setting the scene. Additional spotlights have been positioned in the landscape in invisible niches to illuminate the dark areas of the facade. For special events, there are places to position temporary projectors which can be easily integrated into the control system. The lighting in the museum and its shop is designed to optimally present the writing implements, given their small formats.

      Building type
      Re­tail, Mu­se­um, Cul­ture, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Hamburg
      Project time frame
      2016 — 2022
    • ZEBRA Deloitte

      Project

      The facade in its progression, materials, lighting and detail was designed by us. It is the unique feature of the ZEBRA located on Frankfurt's Europaallee. The lighting for the work areas reflects the work environments developed by Deloitte and illuminates the different areas with spotlights and decorative luminaires to give expression to the utmost individualization of each area.

      Building type
      Of­fice, Ur­ban Space, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Frankfurt am Main
      Project time frame
      2019 — 2022
    • AVUS Grandstand

      Project

      AVUS was the world's first race track for cars and the grandstand is now its only remaining visible element. The building contractor saved the grandstand from falling into ruin and our lighting design is now a gesture of welcome and a wave of farewell when you arrive or depart from Berlin via Autobahn. A Berlin landmark, just like the Funkturm and the ICC right next door.

      Building type
      Mon­u­ment
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2020 — 2022
    • DFB-Academy

      Project

      The German Football Association (DFB) is Germany's largest athletic association. But it did not have a national training center. Which makes the DFB Academy a highly unique project–a new kind of space meant to bring together people of all ages and athletic abilities.
      The architects use a large boulevard to connect the large complex of offices, playing fields, restaurants, fitness and hotel rooms.
      The concept for the lighting design is based on the idea of an outside boulevard. The colors for the ceiling areas were chosen by us to be in two different blue tones without any lighting fixtures mounted in this "sky," the illumination of which is of central importance to create the illusion of light from above all the way down into the darkest areas.
      The lighting on the city boulevard below it is animated and varied making the 230-meter-long route a diverting and entertaining one.
      We designed a six-meter-high tree made of lights to serve as the central feature on the market square. It is constructed out of high jumping poles and consciously symbolizes a niche sport in the DFB.

      Building type
      Of­fice, Hos­pi­tal­i­ty, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Frankfurt am Main
      Project time frame
      2017 — 2022
    • Heinrich Campus

      Project

      The workplace as a stage with the most diverse range of areas.
      The lighting design here is based on a system of busbars that are very flexibly fitted with different kinds of luminaires.
      A luminous color of 3000 K and the brilliance of the luminaires, together with the materials, create a special kind of coziness with a highly pleasant liveability in the rooms.

      The foyer and the two floors in the entrance area are multifunctional. A grid of flush-mounted busbars and downlights are integrated into the lamellar structure of the ceiling.

      Building type
      Of­fice
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Düsseldorf
      Project time frame
      2019 — 2022
    • KANSO

      Project

      Kanso - a house between a hotel and a private apartment. The lighting design finds the balance between the function, individuality and durability.
      The facade is given a striking appearance by the backlit frames. This detail could be brought into the project by us.

      Building type
      Hos­pi­tal­i­ty, Res­i­den­tial
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Frankfurt am Main
      Project time frame
      2021 — 2022
    • Palace of Berlin – Humboldtforum

      Project

      The lighting design firm Lichtvision was commissioned to develop a concept to illuminate the facades of the Humboldt Forum. The result was an intentional lighting of the facades in terms of intensities of illumination and their distribution.
      The lighting design bathes the building in a uniform light. It accentuates the mighty presence of the Royal Palace in the heart of Berlin. The flat evenness of the light without much shadowing places priority on the building's three-dimensionality over its details so that it appears imposing and grand, especially from a distance. The height of the light points is necessary to avoid casting hard shadows and to create a uniform lighting.
      The designers' lighting specifications were based on standard luminaires. Their design then needed to be integrated into the light columns that also illuminated the exterior areas. KARDORFF was commissioned with achieving these two tasks by using one type of light column.
      First, the positions for the light columns were chosen by Kardorff Ingenieure to ensure that the entrances and views of the palace remained unobstructed. The desired light distribution at the defined positions had to be recalculated for the luminaires that can be used in Selux's LIF light column. The LIF light column was custom designed by Kardorff Ingenieure and has highly complex facade modules which can precisely aim individual LED using many separately adjustable deflective mirrors.
      This made it possible to achieve the same lighting effect even with another product and at other positions than Lichtvision had originally designed.
      As a result, the illumination of the square and the facade have been integrated into one luminaire.

      Building type
      Mon­u­ment, Cul­ture, Mu­se­um, Ur­ban Space, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2018 — 2022
    • Schumacher Quartier

      Project

      In the Schumacher Quartier, over 5,000 flats for more than 10,000 people are being built in a lively, urban environment. Innovative construction methods, a climate-neutral energy supply, high energy standards and new models for mobility will characterise the quarter. The technologies needed for this are largely being researched and developed next door on the site of the former Tegel Airport.

      As with the neighbouring Urban Tech Republic research and industrial park, we are planning the lighting for the public streets and squares. Multifunctional light columns developed by us meet the requirements of the future-oriented and sustainable Smart City. These can be equipped in different ways and, in addition to lighting components, can accommodate technology for communication and security as well as e-charging stations.

      Building type
      Ur­ban Space, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2018 — 2022
    • Cafe Fossil

      Project

      A restaurant in the Museum of Natural History with a nod to footprints on the ceilings. Most young visitors immediately recognize its symbolism.

      Building type
      Cul­ture, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Stuttgart
      Project time frame
      2019 — 2021
    • DFB-Light-Tree

      Project

      The DFB Academy's market square serves as its central entrance and main hub. A lighted sculpture was designed to have a far-reaching effect and enhance the atmosphere and identity of this square. The motif behind the concept of the custom-made luminaire was the image of bulrushes swaying in the wind. The lighted tree is made of eight, pre-bent steel tubes coated with flexible, colored GRP sticks, each of which has a luminous object mounted on it. The interplay and inclinations were parametrically modelled by our development team using grasshopper (see image).

      Building type
      Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Frankfurt am Main
      Project time frame
      2019 — 2021
    • House of One

      Project

      On the foundations of the old Petri Church in Berlin, a new sacred building is being built that will unite the three monotheistic world religions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam under one roof. It will be a house of encounter, for people of different religions to get to know each other and exchange ideas. Three sacred rooms are arranged around a central domed room. Above this, the building opens up to the city with a loggia and offers views over Berlin.

      For the imposing dome room in the centre of the building, we developed a discreet wall luminaire with several lighting components. This allows us to illuminate the entire room as well as the dome in a balanced way with just a few luminaires. A universal luminaire in the same aesthetics, also developed by us, provides uniform illumination of the circulation areas throughout the building. In the sacred rooms, skylights optimised by us with different characteristics create an appropriate room atmosphere with daylight. At night, this is taken over by the precisely planned room lighting consisting of simple pendant and surface-mounted luminaires.

      Building type
      Mon­u­ment, Cul­ture, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2019 — 2021
    • Urban Tech Republic

      Project

      A research and industrial park for new technologies is being built on the site of the former Tegel Airport. The Urban Tech Republic is to become a place of innovation for the next generation, whose most important drive is collaboration. The concept was the first commercial quarter worldwide to be awarded the DGNB platinum pre-certificate.

      For the project, we are planning the lighting of the public streets and squares. Multifunctional light columns developed by us meet the requirements of the future-oriented and sustainable Smart City. These can be equipped in different ways and, in addition to lighting components, can also accommodate technology for communication, networking and security as well as e-charging stations.

      Building type
      Ur­ban Space, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2019 — 2021
    • Bucerius Artforum

      Project

      Next to Hamburg's City Hall is a special kind of art museum: The Bucerius Kunst Forum does not have its own collection. It hosts temporary exhibits of loaned artworks and thus requires completely flexible lighting. The museum was advised for many years by Harry Mayer on all aspects involving light. He wished that the special spotlights be retained in the new rooms. So we integrated spots into recessed light channels alongside the luminous ceiling panels. We designed the light channels to have full access to the spotlights so that they can be optimally adjusted. A specially designed extruded aluminum sheath integrates the mounting positions for the luminous ceiling panels making it possible to achieve very fine and precise details. A 3-D spatial analysis has found that it is possible to perfectly illuminate every artform and arrangement.

      Building type
      Mu­se­um, Cul­ture
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Hamburg
      Project time frame
      2020
    • Hotel Aletto

      Project

      The Aletto Hotel Potsdamer Platz is more than just a hotel. It has all sorts of rooms for micro-fairs, events or pop-up stores. These rooms are multifunctional in their lighting in order to do justice to a wide variety of needs.
      In the areas used for pop-up stores, a busbar has been integrated into a complex, multifunctional mounted rail display system. The structure's design and arrangement also takes normal hotel operations into account. Cylindrical surface-mounted downlights with busbar adapters and swiveling reflectors provide general lighting. This is supplemented by decorative pendant luminaires on rails.
      Standing as a highlight on the rooftop terrace looking out over the city is an over-sized and eye-catching outdoor standing lamp.

      Building type
      Hos­pi­tal­i­ty
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2019 — 2020
    • Martins Church Kassel

      Project

      St. Martin's Church in Kassel is the seat of the Bishop of Kurhessen-Waldeck. The church is frequently used for events and thus requires highly flexible options for lighting the interior of the church. At the same time, the simple lighting from the 1950s, which had come to be well loved, was to be retained at the congregation's request.
      The solution combined the old glass pendant luminaires with new, freely adjustable LED spotlights on the cross vaults to illuminate the stage and alter room, the organ and special works of art.

      Building type
      Mon­u­ment, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Kassel
      Project time frame
      2014 — 2020
    • MY.B

      Project

      The structure of the "MY.B" facade, with the building's striking soffits and length, led to the idea of illuminating the facade using laser projection.
      The soffits stick out as the prominent structural feature of the building's form and serve as the perfect backdrop for the glancing views along the front. The dynamic of the commuters coming into the city in the morning and leaving in the evenings going northward can be experienced in the similar movement of the light.
      The newest generation of laser technology and automation are used on the "MY.B" building.
      Depending on the situation, the lighting can vary between restrained static motifs and very dynamic geometries with long-distance effects.
      The system consists of two laser projectors that are integrated into bespoke outdoor cases that have been mounted on the upper section of the columns.
      Power consumption is about 90 to 150 Watts max. per projector, which is, for this specific use, about 50% below the requirements for LEED Gold or Platinum Certification and can therefore be considered as the most energy-efficient facade lighting.

      Building type
      Of­fice
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2017 — 2020
    • Alter Wall

      Project

      The architectural ensemble at Alter Wall 2-32 is composed of five buildings directly next to Hamburg's City Hall. The historically listed block was renovated to house shops, restaurants and high-end office space, including a large interior courtyard. Central importance has been given to the new Bucerius Passage, an arcade with bridge that now serves as a new and important passageway in Hamburg's city center.
      We designed special lighting fixtures for this arcade: a pendant luminaire of a hyperboloid construction that is distinguished by interlaced metal bars from which light rings hang. Hidden in these rings are fixed light points that illuminate the floors and ceilings of the passageway and colonnade. The dimensions of the lighting fixtures vary widely depending on their position in order to match the given spatial dimensions.
      These large-format light objects create a light motif visible from afar that harks back to the grand historical Alster arcades and gives this special place a festive atmosphere in the evenings.

      Building type
      Of­fice, Mon­u­ment
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Hamburg
      Project time frame
      2016 — 2019
    • Cinedom Cologne

      Project

      The multiplex cinema Cinedom in the Mediapark Cologne with almost 4000 seats and a gross floor space of more than 25.000 m² is one of the largest cinemas in Germany. With projections, accent lighting and selected materials, the event venue was set in scene, using the metaphor "stage space".

      Building type
      Recre­ation
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Cologne
      Project time frame
      2019
    • FLOAT

      Project

      In the Media Harbour of Dusseldorf, the office complex "FLOAT“ represents an architectural highlight, conceptualised by Pritzker-Award winner Renzo Piano. Kardorff Ingenieure were involved in the project for all aspects of artificial light and daylight planning.

      Building type
      Of­fice
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Düsseldorf
      Project time frame
      2019
    • Kaiser Hof

      Project

      Kaiser Hof is positioned as an exclusive office property on Kaiser-Wilhelm-Ring in Cologne. The lighting concept supports the bright and communicative atmosphere of the 12,000 m² rental area. A room-high mirror in the entrance area visually multiplies the distinctive object luminaires.

      Building type
      Of­fice
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Cologne
      Project time frame
      2019
    • L'Osteria Restaurants

      Project

      The lighting strategy for FR L’Osteria GmbH in Munich can be described als Lighting Design 2.0: we developed a catalogue and how-to instructions for LED-Replacement in the over 100 different Restaurants. All franchisees can communicate with manufacturers via a guideline for light source replacement in order make reordering easy and maintain light quality. In addition, we designed a bespoke luminaire that is used in the newly built restaurants and serves as pendant and standing luminaire. It has gained the Red Dot Design Award. The interior design of the restaurants and the lighting design concept in the existing locations has been designed by Dipphold Innenarchitektur and Soda Group.
       
       

      Building type
      Recre­ation
      Location
      Europe, Germany
      Project time frame
      2019
    • Renovation Opera House and Theatre Cologne

      Project

      The historically listed building ensemble consisting of the opera house, theater, and opera terraces, built between 1954 and 1962 according to designs by the architect Wilhelm Riphahn, is slated for general renovation. The project is still in the planning stage. Completion (including the new children`s opera): 2015

      Building type
      Cul­ture, Mon­u­ment, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Cologne
      Project time frame
      2015 — 2019
    • UCI Gropiuspassagen

      Project

      UCI Gropiuspassagen has been transformed to a luxury cinema of the brand UCI luxe, for which we developed a lighting strategy and individual light planning of the cinemas. The lighting concept supports the corporate identity of the cinema brand. The lighting sculpture in the foyer is made of bespoke lighting rods.

      Building type
      Recre­ation
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2019
    • UCI Luxe Mercedes Square

      Project

      The UCI luxe Mercedes Platz is a flagship of the new luxury cinema brand from UCI Multiplex GmbH, for which we developed a lighting master plan. A common lighting design was given to entrance zones, walking areas, hospitality areas, WCs and hall lighting. The foyer eye catcher is a bespoke solution and varies in the different cinemas.

      Building type
      Recre­ation
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2019
    • UCI Potsdam

      Project

      UCI Potsdam has been transformed to a luxury cinema of the brand UCI luxe, for which we developed a lighting strategy and individual light planning of the cinemas. The lighting concept supports the corporate identity of the cinema brand. The lighting sculpture that we designed uses 400 lighting spheres.

      Building type
      Recre­ation
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Potsdam
      Project time frame
      2019
    • VIP-Area Volkswagen Arena

      Project

      The VIP area of Volkswagen Arena is revealed in a new light after a comprehensive restoration of the ceiling. Linear luminaires in a square arrangement and square luminaires help to define the different areas of the large space. The VIP rooms are used for diverse events, and with different white and color light tones, different usage atmospheres can be created. At football matches, for instance, the colored indirect light emittance of the luminaires can react to goal celebration and contribute to the experience.

      Building type
      Recre­ation
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Wolfsburg
      Project time frame
      2019
    • Fritz & Felix - Restaurant in Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa

      Project

      Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden has been an impressive grand-hotel since 1872. For the innovative restaurant Fritz & Felix, we developed a lighting concept that uses modern LED technology to create an adequate light intensity, ambiance and brilliance.

      Building type
      Hos­pi­tal­i­ty
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Baden-Baden
      Project time frame
      2018
    • KPMG Berlin

      Project

      The new headquarters of KPMG AG Advisory Services are situated in direct neighbourhood to Berlin main station and the government district. The lighting concept features integrated facade uplighting. It supports the facade structure with vertical pilaster strips and ceiling plates that vary in their protrusions and setbacks. Through the asymmetric lighting in the facade setbacks, different impressions are produced related to different perspectives. The building aims
      to be certified with DGNB Platin.
       

      Building type
      Of­fice
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2018
    • Masterplan Autostadt

      Project

      We designed numerous projects in the Autostadt Wolfsburg. The attractions are being updated and redone

      Building type
      In­dus­try, Cul­ture
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Wolfsburg
      Project time frame
      2018
    • Mercedes Square

      Project

      Mercedes Platz is a new address for concerts, cinema and entertainment and has the highest screen density in Berlin. Screens on facades and media steles can be controlled in a coordinated way and empower a unique open-air media experience. We planned the interplay between all lighting elements on the square and the adjacent facades.

      Building type
      Ur­ban Space
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2018
    • SIGNA Real Estate Berlin

      Project

      The German headquarter of the largest project developer in Europe is located at the top of the Upper West Tower in Berlin. The interior design captivates with its unusual concept. Materials inspired by industry, such as metal and concrete, combine with the more domestic woods and textiles to yield a contrast-rich interior with an especially warm lighting atmosphere.

      Building type
      Of­fice, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2018
    • Volkswagen Headquarters Germany

      Project

      The multistorey administrative building completed in 1959 underwent thorough refurbishment to meet contemporary expectations of a corporate headquarters. The building received two new entrances with flying roofs that noticeably complement the older building.
      The office lighting design has linear lighting fixtures integrated into the ceiling. The arrangement of luminaires underscores the lightness and refinement of the building in its nocturnal effect. At our suggestion, the luminaires are placed in a channel custom designed by us to include all of the building automation: sprinklers, loudspeakers, ventilation outlets, etc. The space in which to position all of these elements was very constricted, making their placement in the channel a particular challenge that had to be closely coordinated with the architects and building technicians. As a result, the ceiling is now extremely clear in its structure and remains free of any other fixtures or installations.

      Building type
      Of­fice, Mon­u­ment, In­dus­try
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Wolfsburg
      Project time frame
      2013 — 2018
    • Apassionata Showpalace

      Project

      The Apassionata Show Palace in Munich is the first element of the new leisure attraction, the Apassionata Park. The Show Palace distinguishes itself with its forceful architectural language that impressively translates the theme of equine adventure into built structures. Light serves as a central component of architectural expression. We were responsible for the facade lighting and the illumination of the foyer with a dynamic lighting installation. 

      Building type
      Cul­ture, Recre­ation, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Munich
      Project time frame
      2017
    • Hall 12 Frankfurt Fair

      Project

      Hall 12 is a new building and the Frankfurt Fair's most modern exhibition hall. It is surrounded by restaurants and a corridor connecting all of the halls. The lighting combines the different atmospheres that need to make an impact, even during the day.

      Building type
      Cul­ture
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Frankfurt am Main
      Project time frame
      2015 — 2017
    • Hotel Pullman Berlin

      Project

      The Hotel Pullman Berlin Schweizer Hof chooses a light sculpture for the entrance lobby. Due to the seasons and the events of the hotel, moods are staged by light. The possibilities of playing a 3D LED matrix range from waves and volumes to displaying simple motifs in all colours.

      Building type
      Hos­pi­tal­i­ty, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2017
    • Art Invest Headquarters

      Project

      With the modernization of the office building at Enggasse 3 in Cologne, Art Invest Real Estate has put to use new technical solutions for office space lighting in its own headquarters.
      The functional lighting is designed to align with the circadian rhythm. The lighting control system adjusts the color temperature and illumination intensity to match the progression of the day. The program can be overridden by the user to adjust the light in a given room. The glare-free and homogeneous direct light, the authentic appearance of the indirect components and the mixing of the two color temperatures were determined specifically for this project in cooperation with the manufacturer, thus jointly advancing the product's development

      Building type
      Of­fice, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Cologne
      Project time frame
      2016 — 2017
    • Lufthansa Airbus A-350

      Project

      The Airbus A-350 from Lufthansa is the first airplane, where the daylight acts as a role model to the first all LED lighting. Warm light colours for relaxation and cool light colours to activate with all harmonious dynamic lighting scenes. For the first time the cabin lighting combines functional aspects with comfort and biodynamic lighting.

      Building type
      In­dus­try, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany
      Project time frame
      2017
    • Mercedes Benz Showroom

      Project

      High-quality vehicle presentation with a representative external effect -both has been achieved at the Mercedes Benz Showroom in Frankfurt through delineated light zones as a presentation area for new vehicles and by projection of colours and light movements on the inner sides of textile cones.
       

      Building type
      In­dus­try, Re­tail
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Frankfurt am Main
      Project time frame
      2017
    • Palais Holler

      Project

      The representative office and retail building fits seamlessly into the magnificient buildings at the boulevard Kurfürstendamm in Berlin. In addition to the facade, the garden in the courtyard and all public areas in the building were illuminated by Kardorff Ingenieure. The careful detailing of all design elements as well as the noble materials are set in scene.

      Building type
      Of­fice
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2017
    • Promenade Square

      Project

      The Promenade Square in Munich is one the most prominent areas of the city. The subtle facade lighting blends the building with its surrounding.

      Building type
      Ur­ban Space
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Munich
      Project time frame
      2017
    • Romanpark

      Project

      High-end living quarters in Munich with an elegant lobby and matching luminaires. We designed the lobbies, outside and general areas.

      Building type
      Res­i­den­tial
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Munich
      Project time frame
      2016 — 2017
    • Sansibar

      Project

      In addition to Sylt and Düsseldorf, the Stuttgart Sansibar (Zanzibar) is the third restaurant of the Sylt cult brand. In cooperation with the Engineering Office FachWerk, Kardorff planned the lighting and the lighting control as well as the media and sound system. Variable scenes with maritime character were created for an optimal ambience and well-being from breakfast to after-work-party.

      Building type
      Hos­pi­tal­i­ty, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Stuttgart
      Project time frame
      2017
    • Schlüterstrasse 40

      Project

      Facade lighting for a residential and commercial building in a side street of the Kurfürstendamm Berlin.

      Building type
      Res­i­den­tial
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2017
    • ZeitHaus – Design Icons

      Project

      The exhibit of the automobile icons has been updated. We used color-changing luminaires that have been calibrated to each automotive paint and its color. As a result, the icons gleam even more impressively.

      Building type
      Mu­se­um, Cul­ture
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Wolfsburg
      Project time frame
      2017
    • Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

      Project

      With only 16 instead of 32 headlights, the facade of the Berlin city-West's historical landmark is illuminated. Thanks to the energy-efficient LED technology, the old tower ruin is set up with an upwards diminishing light intensity. Thus, detrimental scattered light is avoided and the blue windows of the buildings keep their original effect.

      Building type
      Mon­u­ment, Cul­ture
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2016
    • Turmcenter

      Project

      The changing golden light ceiling element was developed by Kardorff Ingenieure uniquely for this project. The lights shine between two metal lattice planes to ensure a special depth effect like a Moirée. A mirror installed on the back side of the lobby additionally stretches the perspective of the hall.

      Building type
      Of­fice, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Frankfurt am Main
      Project time frame
      2016
    • Atrium Tower

      Project

      Extensive modernization of the former Debis building with the Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Kardorff Ingenieure supervised the DGNB gold-certified project from planning to execution for the 22-storey, 106 meter-high office tower, the spectacular atrium with adjacent lobbies and entrances, as well as the new exterior illumination. Already completed in 2015, the Sky Office showroom is located on the eleventh floor.

      Building type
      Of­fice
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2015
    • Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa

      Project

      The luxury hotel presents itself as a city oasis surrounded by beautiful parkland. Equipped with elegant rooms, antique furniture, Italian marble and exclusive spa facilities, the lighting design creates a personal, informal atmosphere.

      Building type
      Hos­pi­tal­i­ty
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Baden-Baden
      Project time frame
      2015
    • Bridge in Neuwied

      Project

      As a result of relandscaping, the space beneath the Raiffeisen Bridge can now be actively used by the public. At night our light capitals on the bridge pylons provide for an attractive and safe environment.

      Building type
      Ur­ban Space, In­fra­struc­ture, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Neuwied
      Project time frame
      2015
    • Charlottenhofe

      Project

      New residential building in Berlin City West inspired by Art Deco which fits into the historic streetscape. The lighting concept complements the architecture’s elegance. Custom made lamps convey its historic charm amid the urban lifestyle.

      Building type
      Res­i­den­tial, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2015
    • Heilig-Geist-Passage

      Project

      Following the motto "light attracts people" the DomAquarée passage was shaped more friendly and inviting by installing large pendant luminaires. For additional extraordinary lighting effects cylindrical hanging lamps were designed. By using controllable LED rings inside different light scenarios are possible. These possibilities reach from atmospheric lighting with warm white light in the evening to dynamic, colored setups for special occasions.

      Building type
      Of­fice, Re­tail, Res­i­den­tial, Ur­ban Space, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2015
    • Bugatti Engine

      Project

      An engine as a sculpted work of art: this is how Bugatti presents its W 16 engine in the Premium Clubhouse in Wolfsburg. A central platform with a reflective black surface serves as a pedestal. The engine appears to be almost levitating in the light designed by Kardorff Ingenieure with small recessed luminaires.

      Building type
      Cul­ture
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Wolfsburg
      Project time frame
      2014
    • Federal Ministry of Education and Research

      Project

      Between the Charité and the banks of the Spree, not far from the main train station, is the new location for the administrative seat of the Federal Ministry.
      The building has been given “gold” according to the standards for sustainable construction of federal buildings (Nachhaltiges Bauen für Bundesgebäude / BNB); certification according to “DGNB Gold” is being striven for.

      Building type
      Of­fice
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2014
    • Burgerparkareal

      Project

      With the new Bürgerpark and the Civic Center, a contemporary cultural setting has been created for Reutlingen at the entrance to the medieval city. Following the main objectives of carving out visual axes, marking pathways, and preserving natural space, the new lighting reinforces the functional purpose and evening atmosphere of this important urban space.

      Building type
      Ur­ban Space
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Reutlingen
      Project time frame
      2014
    • Hessen State Museum

      Project

      Reopening following
      general refurbishment of one of the largest museums in Germany. Drawing on state-of-the-art LED technology, the exhibit lighting highlights the diversity of this historic and universal museum by Alfred Messel.

      Building type
      Mon­u­ment, Cul­ture, Mu­se­um
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Darmstadt
      Project time frame
      2014
    • Ring of Light

      Project

      For the 2014 state garden show in Giessen, artist Monika Goetz placed a lighted ring above a 150 year-old oak. Kardorff Ingenieure assisted the artist in realizing the lighting.

      Building type
      Cul­ture
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Giessen
      Project time frame
      2014
    • Trianon

      Project

      The Trianon is one of the highest skyscrapers in Frankfurt. Kardorff Ingenieure’s design for the ceiling and lighting shapes the new image of the building from the street facade through the lobby all the way to the elevators.

      Building type
      Of­fice, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Frankfurt am Main
      Project time frame
      2014
    • Old Market Square Stralsund

      Project

      The existing wall luminaires on the old market place in Stralsund (townhouses and city hall) were optimized and supplemented. The facade of the city hall was lit with exactitude using projection spotlights (see the project “Stadthaus”) and the church brightened with floodlights.

      Building type
      Ur­ban Space, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Stralsund
      Project time frame
      2013
    • Driving Attraction "Ausfahrt"

      Project

      The new driving attraction offers car buyers the opportunity to familiarize themselves with their new vehicle and all its technical assistance systems. An impressive construction in the form of a leaf covers the specially designed driving area. Volkswagen customers are advised and attended to in the adjacent service pavilion. The impressive structure was designed by Schlaich Bergermann und Partner from Berlin. Kardorff Ingenieure Lighting Design was responsible for the whole lighting concept.

      Building type
      Re­tail, Ur­ban Space
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Wolfsburg
      Project time frame
      2013
    • Humboldt Palais

      Project

      With the Humboldt Palais on Hegelplatz in Berlin Mitte, the property developer BUWOG has realized a new construction project offering exclusive residential space. The upscale commercial area on the ground floor will house a complex temporary light/space installation until the tenant has moved in.

      Building type
      Cul­ture
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2013
    • InterCityHotel Berlin

      Project

      This hotel belonging to the Steigenberger Group is part of the Europacity development around Berlin’s main train station. The facade lighting designed by Kardorff responds to the different vantage points from which the building can be viewed. The hotel was awarded the gold DGNB sustainability certification by the German Sustainable Building Council.

      Building type
      Hos­pi­tal­i­ty
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2013
    • KölnTurm Lobby

      Project

      The KölnTurm is the highest office building in Cologne. Its façade by Jean Nouvel has become emblematic of the Cologne Media
      Park. The newly designed lobby was upgraded with an impressive wall of light and a media reception counter.

      Building type
      Of­fice
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Cologne
      Project time frame
      2013
    • KunstHalle Deutsche Bank

      Project

      The art gallery in the Deutsche Bank’s Berlin headquarters is an established platform for international contemporary art. Kardorff Ingenieure Lichtplanung designed the new KunstHalle entrance, which with its walls of LED light is visible from far away.

      Building type
      Cul­ture, Mu­se­um
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2013
    • McFIT

      Project

      The gym McFIT has introduced new lighting to its Corporate Line. Engineers at Kardorff have developed individual light rooms for each training area.

      Building type
      Recre­ation
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Hamburg
      Project time frame
      2013
    • Mercedes-Benz Salescenter

      Project

      The Mercedes-Benz building contains office space for 1,200 employees, an impressive vehicle showroom, and a restaurant. Kardorff Ingenieure was responsible for designing the lighting of the inner areas and facade.

      Building type
      Of­fice, In­dus­try
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2013
    • Museum for Architectural Drawing

      Project

      The 2015 German Prize for Lighting Design in the category Museum was awarded to Kardorff Ingenieure Lichtplanung.
      This private museum for architectural drawing located in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg not only displays the collection of the Tchoban Foundation, but also the collections of internationally leading cultural institutions.

      Building type
      Cul­ture, Mu­se­um
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2013
    • Museum Wiesbaden

      Project

      Since May 2013, the Wiesbaden Museum has displayed its collection of old masters in the remodeled and newly organized south wing. The lighting concept designed by us for the exhibit has been implemented, including the illumination of the individual exhibits.

      Building type
      Cul­ture, Mu­se­um
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Wiesbaden
      Project time frame
      2013
    • AUDI Highlight-Tower

      Project

      The 31 meter-high “Highlight Tower” of the Audi dealership in the Berlin neighborhood of Adlershof forms a new landmark that can be seen from a distance. The exhibited vehicles have been illuminated in an extremely energy-efficient manner using LED spotlights and are visible from all sides without any interruptive glare.

      Building type
      Ur­ban Space
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2012
    • Zeiss Staff Cafeteria

      Project

      For the main production facility of the Carl Zeiss AG in Oberkochen, a new restaurant for the staff was designed, which not only serves as the main focus of the lunch break, but also as a central point for meeting and communication.

      Building type
      In­dus­try
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Oberkochen
      Project time frame
      2012
    • Airport Berlin Brandenburg International

      Project

      Commissioned by the planning consortium pg bbi, consisting of GMP and JSK, Kardorff Ingenieure designed the lighting from the basic evaluation to the conceptual design. The lighting scheme uses extremely long-lived lamps, such as inductive fluorescent lamps to make the lowest maintenance costs possible.

      Building type
      In­fra­struc­ture, Ur­ban Space
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2011 — 2012
    • House Rissen

      Project

      Founded in 1954, the non-profit institute Haus Rissen is a private, impartial and independent educational institute focusing on global issues in politics and economics.
      We designed the lighting for all of the interior spaces and the facade during the remodeling undertaken in 2012.

      Building type
      Mon­u­ment
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Hamburg
      Project time frame
      2012
    • Lumières – Frederick II

      Project

      A word-light installation for the 300th birthday anniversary of Frederick the Great. Using lasers, the poems of the Prussian king were projected on to the facades of the Humboldt University in Berlin and the Altes Palais. Artistic direction:  Gabriele von Kardorff

      Building type
      Cul­ture, Mu­se­um, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2012
    • Marlene-Dietrich-Square

      Project

      Between the Potsdamer Platz and the Kulturforum in Berlin, the Marlene-Dietrich-Platz serves as the entrance to the Casino and Musical Theater Adagio. To animate and enhance the atmosphere of the square, a dramatic lighting was chosen whose effect is
      reminiscent of a catwalk.

      Building type
      Ur­ban Space
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2012
    • Porsche Pavilion

      Project

      With its extraordinary design, the Porsche Pavilion adds to the urban character of the automotive theme park in the car-manufacturing city of Wolfsburg. The sculptural form of the pavilion has been discretely illuminated and integrates itself harmoniously into the landscape of the park and lagoon.
      Honored with the Engineering Award by the German Steelwork Association, 2013 as well as the designation "best architects 14". The ambitious structural design was made by Schlaich Bergermann und Partner from Berlin.

      Building type
      Cul­ture
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Wolfsburg
      Project time frame
      2012
    • Vodafone Campus

      Project

      The innovative architectural design of the new headquarters for Vodafone in Germany reflects the team-oriented corporate structure. It connects high user quality with energy efficiency. The building is certified with LEED gold.

      Building type
      Of­fice
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Düsseldorf
      Project time frame
      2012
    • F40

      Project

      The 2013 German Prize for Lighting Design in the category External Lighting was awarded to Kardorff Ingenieure Lichtplanung: The commercial building at Friedrichstrasse 40 closes the last gap in the urban axis. The project was also recognized with the distinction "best architects 12".

      Building type
      Of­fice
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2011
    • Museum Kunstpalast

      Project

      The innovative lighting concept with LED technology was newly designed and implemented for the foyer and two wings of the museum in Düsseldorf. The glass mosaic window by J.T. Prikker in the foyer has been lit from outside with a projection technique
      using glass filters. Regardless of the sunlight, the window can display its special effect.

      Building type
      Cul­ture, Mu­se­um
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Düsseldorf
      Project time frame
      2011
    • OLED Pendant Luminaire

      Project

      The world’s largest OLED chandelier according to a design by Kardorff Ingenieure Lichtplanung hangs in the presence of highly prominent art. It is suspended over seven meters in the stairwell of a foyer.

      Building type
      Of­fice, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2011
    • Sevens Shopping Mall

      Project

      The SEVENS is a shopping mall on Düsseldorf’s Königsallee, one of the most exclusive shopping boulevards in Germany. Kardorff Ingenieure was responsible for the illumination of the public spaces, as well as the entrance to the shopping mall. For the food court on the ground level, the luminaire family “Galanthus” was developed as a special lighting fixture.

      Building type
      Re­tail
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Düsseldorf
      Project time frame
      2011
    • Spiegel Headquarters

      Project

      The new Spiegel headquarters on the Ericusspitze forms the gateway to Hamburg’s HafenCity. The design by Henning Larsen Architects for the prominent structure won the international competition in 2007. Kardorff Ingenieure Lichtplanung designed the lighting for the special areas and the central atrium.

      Building type
      Of­fice
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Hamburg
      Project time frame
      2011
    • Study Marlene-Dietrich-Square

      Project

      To increase the attractiveness and enhance the Marlene Dietrich Platz, heliostats reflecting natural light onto the square were placed on the adjacent buildings. In addition, new artificial lighting is intended for the square and the large projecting roof.

      Building type
      Ur­ban Space, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2011
    • ZeitHaus

      Project

      An innovative lighting concept was developed for the ZeitHaus in this car-manufacturing city. Mirrored ceilings allow for new angles of perspective for viewing the exhibits and also make the vehicles visible from the outside. LED lamps provide for an optimal and bright illumination of the vehicles. Their placement creates a uniform pattern of light.

      Building type
      Cul­ture, Mu­se­um, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Wolfsburg
      Project time frame
      2010
    • Terminal C Schonefeld Airport

      Project

      BauWerke designed a departure terminal for flights in historical airplanes, such as the "raisin bomber". Preparation for this experience takes place with a reception for the flight guests and a historical documentary. The lighting integrates itself compactly into the surrounding surfaces.

      Building type
      In­fra­struc­ture, Recre­ation
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2009
    • Altes Stadthaus

      Project

      To illuminate this imposing building, a patented spotlight system with projection glasses was used for the first time in Germany. Using this state-of-the-art technology, the facade is lit horizontally, free of glare, and very energy-efficiently. The power consumption is 2 kW, less than 1 Watt per square meter of facade.

      Building type
      Mon­u­ment, Ur­ban Space, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2009
    • Bethmann Colonnades

      Project

      In the course of renovating a Frankfurt law office dating from the 1960’s, an 80 m long colonnade was built and illuminated. 
      The colonnade is given rhythm through the alternation of supporting elements and openings. The goal of the lighting design was to emphasize this rhythm in its spatial structure.

      Building type
      Re­tail
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Frankfurt am Main
      Project time frame
      2009
    • Federal Ministry for Family, Seniors, Women and Youth

      Project

      New construction of the Federal Ministry along the Glinkastrasse connected up with the pre-war buildings in the Taubenstrasse and Jägerstrasse.

      Building type
      Of­fice
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Berlin
      Project time frame
      2009
    • Limbecker Square

      Project

      The ultimate shopping center: in the heart of downtown Essen, an urban shopping center was built with an area of approximately 70,000 sqm. Kardorff Ingenieure designed the illumination of the facade with reflective, hemispherical, sequin-like LED specifically designed for this purpose. By day when the sun is shining, the mirror surfaces glisten, and by night, colorful dynamic light scenes appear on the 15,000 sqm large facade.

      Building type
      Re­tail, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Essen
      Project time frame
      2009
    • Market Place Neubrandenburg

      Project

      The market place in Neubrandenburg has always formed the center of this “town of four gates” in the Mecklenburg lake district. The central element of the lighting design is formed by ten meter-high light poles which, in their deliberate proportions, respond to the generous size of the square. Through the light poles, a spatial arrangement was created that gives the square a formal composition.
      German Lighting Design Award 2011Category: Public spaces

      Building type
      Ur­ban Space, Lu­mi­naire
      Location
      Europe, Germany, Neubrandenburg
      Project time frame
      2009