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

pfarre lighting design: hafencity university subway station, hamburg

‘hafencity university subway station’ by pfarre lighting design, hamburg, germanyimage © markus tollhopf

 

 

‘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, colorand 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  fromthe 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

 

 

pfarre lighting design: hafencity university subway station, hamburgthe hanging boxes illuminate the cavernous underground image © markus tollhopf

 

 

pfarre lighting design: hafencity university subway station, hamburgthe large boxes are made from steel frames and translucent panelsimage © markus tollhopf

 

 

pfarre lighting design: hafencity university subway station, hamburgindividual panels of each box can be controlled to coordinate certain lighting effectsimage © markus tollhopf

 

 

pfarre lighting design: hafencity university subway station, hamburgimage © markus tollhopf

 

 

pfarre lighting design: hafencity university subway station, hamburgimage © markus tollhopf

 

 

pfarre lighting design: hafencity university subway station, hamburgelevators lead down into the spacious platform glowing from the boxesimage © markus tollhopf

 

 

pfarre lighting design: hafencity university subway station, hamburgimage © markus tollhopf

 

 

pfarre lighting design: hafencity university subway station, hamburgimage © markus tollhopf

 

 

pfarre lighting design: hafencity university subway station, hamburgentrance into the subway platformimage © markus tollhopf

 

 

project info:

 

project: hafencity university subway station, hamburgclient: hamburger hochbahn ag (hochbahn), hamburglocation: hamburg, germany date of completion: november 2012size: 4800 m2architectsgeneral contractor: raupach architekten, muenchen

  • Very nice

    Mike Etienne
  • Super toll!

    Ruth Coman
  • Love this project. Just imagining something similar outdoors for public transport stops. Really good! Thanks for sharing!

    James Stodgel
  • KUDOS !!!!

    Paedra

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