pfarre lighting design: hafencity university subway station, hamburg
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dec 06, 2012
pfarre lighting design: hafencity university subway station, hamburg


‘hafencity university subway station’ by pfarre lighting design, hamburg, germany
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‘the hafencity university subway station’ in hamburg designed by munich-based firm raupach architekten was just re-envisioned and brought to
life by pfarre lighting design. the subterranean project is a result of a synthesis of the exterior’s materials, textures, lights and characteristics.
being heavily rooted in the life around the harbor and the industrial nature that accompanies, the concept stemmed from the use of steel, light, color
and reflection. a powerful ambiance is created by hanging metal boxes weighing six tons each and with the exact dimensions of a standard shipping
container (6.5m x 2.8m x 2.8m) in repetition over the middle of the platforms. the translucent panels between the sharply defined frames glow  from
the light of 280 individual RGB LED emitters in each capsule. the colors can be coordinated by different sections in each free-hanging unit or as
an entire set and can change to signal the arrival or departure of trains, synchronize with the seasons or simply create an enjoyable environment

 

 


the hanging boxes illuminate the cavernous underground
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the large boxes are made from steel frames and translucent panels
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individual panels of each box can be controlled to coordinate certain lighting effects
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elevators lead down into the spacious platform glowing from the boxes
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entrance into the subway platform
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project info:

 

project: hafencity university subway station, hamburg
client: hamburger hochbahn ag (hochbahn), hamburg
location: hamburg, germany
date of completion: november 2012
size: 4800 m2
architectsgeneral contractor: raupach architekten, muenchen

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