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Rheine, Germany
Artificial Lighting

RKW architects
Images: Ulrich Wozniak

The new shopping mall in Rheine, Germany, welcomes the visitors with a special feature of the large scale paintings at the ceiling. The illumination of the art is placed very carefully hidden by the architectural construction. The wide stretched ceiling elements create an additional layer of focal points in the space. The challenge was the 90°corner to be lit without any dark spots of the subconstruction. As human scale elements the water feature and the escalators became an important design element. The overall composition of functional lighting and feature elements enhance the structure and the orientation in this outstanding mall.

IES Award of Merit