Selux is bringing an outstanding location, the new port promenade, from the landing bridges to Hamburg‘s Old Warehouse District in Hamburg to life with light.
The Port of Hamburg has a new promenade in a prominent location – the Inland Port/Lower Port flood protection facility between the landing bridges in St. Pauli and the Old Warehouse District. The promenade’s distinctive architecture stems from the London office of Zaha Hadid and is brought to life at night by light from a technical solution designed by Schlotfeldt Licht using LED technology by Selux.
To enable the lighting effect and light mood to effectively compliment such architectural sophistication, a lighting solution that was not based on standard luminaires was proposed.
The light planning for the floodwater protection facility with its promenade and staircases is clearly subordinated to the strictness of the architecture. The staircases, whose appearance is inspired by wash-outs in the sand, are emphasised by direct light, while the upper promenade is lit using reserved light.
Based on the specifications in the design, Selux developed a project-specific LED pole luminaire. Poles are mounted at intervals of between 18 and 40m at heights of 6.5 m or 8.5m, with each pole assigned to a staircase, to which it is tilted at an incline of around 15°. All poles for a single staircase system have a uniform height and each pole bears six pivoting LED luminaire heads, three with batwing light distribution and three with flood optics, enabling various areas, shapes and distances to be illuminated differently. Each LED luminaire head is equipped with its own, DALI-capable driver, enabling a wide variety of light scenes to be programmed via the relevant controller.
The highly compact luminaire heads are recessed into depressions in the poles, which are tapered organically towards the top end; their surface corresponding in colour with the dark ground below. The design language for the light poles is based on maritime associations such as ships‘ masts, cranes or the stalks of reeds.
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