Gallery: Hamburg’s New HafenCity Subway Station is Lit with Shipping Co...

The new lighting design also contributes to higher safety levels within the subterranean transit stop.

The new HafenCity subway station’s design is industrial in nature, and the gravity-defying installation of 6-ton boxes above the platform create a modern ambiance. The light boxes are made from steel frames and translucent panels. They’re designed to be the same size as a standard shipping container, and as if mimicking the subway trains themselves they hang perfectly spaced in a row.

Each box is illuminated by 280 individual RGB LED emitters, giving both energy efficiency and diversity of color to the lighting design. The lighting within the station can change to create an ambiance that reflects the season, time of day, or even the subway station manager’s mood. Brilliant blues, oranges, purples, and reds help to give life and light to what could have been just another mundane subway station. Cheers to Pfarre Lighting Design for thinking outside of the box, while bringing light inside the box.

+ pfarre lighting design


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