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Twinkle, twinkle little star ....

you can almost miss your train, a great motif from every perspective!

Museum island

Berlin Underground Station

The design by Max Dudler pays homage to Karl-Friedrich Schinkel's historic 1816 stage design for Mozart's opera The Magic Flute, a luminous ultramarine blue and 6662 points of light illuminate a starry sky. The 180-metre-long station runs south of the Schlossbr├╝cke bridge under the Spree Canal and serves as a prelude to the city's surrounding most important cultural institutions Museum Island, State Opera, Humboldt Forum.

The design of the colonnade is based on the classicist architecture of the surrounding buildings, characterised by a few selected materials. The precise fusion of the natural stone cladding made of granite and the lighting recessed seamlessly into the columns creates a high-quality, modern look. The decisive criteria for the lighting solution from SCHMITZ | WILA were light output, robustness, good regulation of the luminous intensity (also retroactively), simple and fast maintenance (including regular inspection of the masonry behind the luminaires).

Lighting solution

The luminaires consist of three parts:
Installation frame, galvanised sheet steel, painted; luminaire insert with LED module, DALI control gear, dust-tight; frame cover, permanently bonded opal cover made of VSG glass.

Special mounting system, luminaire insert can be pulled out, cover can be swivelled out, inspection opening through luminaire housing, flush with granite wall cladding; ENEC VDE certified; overall protection class IP54, CRI > 80, LED 96 W, light colour 4000 K, service life > 90,000 h

Project data
Owner: BVG Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
Architecture: Max Dudler, Berlin
Planning: SSF Ingenieure AG, Berlin | Pichler Ingenieure, Berlin | High Light, Berlin
Photography: Antonio Reetz-Graudenz, Berlin